Cyber-Physical Infrastructure of Power Systems: Security Threats, Challenges and Countermeasures

Speaker:  Charalambos Konstantinou – Tallahassee, FL, United States
Topic(s):  Security and Privacy

Abstract

Election hacking, power grid cyber-attacks, troll farms, fake news, ransomware, and other terms have entered our daily vocabularies and are here to stay. Cybersecurity touches nearly every part of our daily lives. Most importantly, national security and economic vitality rely on a safe, resilient, and stable cyber-space. We rely on hardware devices, software platforms, and network systems to connect, travel, communicate, power our homes, provide health care, run our economy, etc. However, cyber-threats and attacks have grown exponentially over the past years, exposing both corporate and personal data, disrupting critical operations, causing a public health and safety impact, and imposing high costs on the economy. In this talk, we will motivate the need to look more closely to cyber-physical systems security. We will provide a research perspective and discuss security threats, challenges, and countermeasures related with the cyber-physical infrastructure of power systems. We will also discuss the need for an accurate assessment environment, achieved through the inclusion of hardware-in-the-loop testbeds.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  50
Duration:  45 - 60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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