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Cyber Security and the Smart Grid. Eric Lipinski [email protected] Energy Law Fall 2010 Chicago-Kent College of Law. Synopsis. What is a Smart Grid? Goals Technology Cyber Security Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure Australian Waste Management Brazilian Blackouts Stuxnet.

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Cyber security and the smart grid

Cyber Security and the Smart Grid

Eric Lipinski

[email protected]

Energy Law Fall 2010

Chicago-Kent College of Law


Synopsis
Synopsis

  • What is a Smart Grid?

    • Goals

    • Technology

  • Cyber Security

    • Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure

      • Australian Waste Management

      • Brazilian Blackouts

      • Stuxnet

Eric Lipinski


Synopsis continued
Synopsis (Continued)

  • Cyber Attacks in the United States

    • Two Views

    • Pentagon Breach

    • Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act

    • Conclusions



Goals of a smart grid
Goals of a Smart Grid

  • Efficiency

  • Reliability

  • Combating Climate Change

  • Affordability

  • Security

  • Growing the National Economy


Smart grid technology
Smart Grid Technology

  • Integrated Communications

  • Advanced Sensing and Measurement Technologies

  • Advanced Components

  • Advanced Control Methods

  • Improved Interfaces and Decision Support










Stuxnet the future of warfare
Stuxnet: The Future of Warfare?



Stuxnet hijacking communication between step 7 and siemens plc
Stuxnet Programmable Logic Controller Hijacking Communication Between Step 7 and Siemens PLC


Why stuxnet is so scarry
Why Programmable Logic ControllerStuxnet is so Scarry




“There is no cyber war.” are losing.”

-Howard Schmidt


“Our pursuit of cybersecurity will not … include monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic.”


Pentagon breach
Pentagon Breach monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic.”


Protecting cyberspace as a national asset act
Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic.”


Conclusions
Conclusions monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic.”

  • Smart Grid is a good idea

  • Cyber Secutity is a major issue

    • It is not as bad as the McConnells of the world say

    • It is not as good as the Schmidts of the world say


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