Develop a robust cybersecurity strategy for a smart grid system to protect against cyber threats and ensure the reliable operation of the power grid.

Environmental Science

Engineering Question

Develop a robust cybersecurity strategy for a smart grid system to protect against cyber threats and ensure the reliable operation of the power grid.

Consider encryption, intrusion detection systems, authentication mechanisms, and incident response protocols.

Discuss the potential vulnerabilities and propose countermeasures based on industry best practices and standards.