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Cyber Security and the Smart Grid. Eric Lipinski ejlipinski@gmail.com 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

Eric Lipinski

ejlipinski@gmail.com

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

Eric Lipinski


Synopsis (Continued)

  • Cyber Attacks in the United States

    • Two Views

    • Pentagon Breach

    • Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act

    • Conclusions


What is a Smart Grid?


Goals of a Smart Grid

  • Efficiency

  • Reliability

  • Combating Climate Change

  • Affordability

  • Security

  • Growing the National Economy


Smart Grid Technology

  • Integrated Communications

  • Advanced Sensing and Measurement Technologies

  • Advanced Components

  • Advanced Control Methods

  • Improved Interfaces and Decision Support


Integrated Communications


Advanced Sensing and Measurement Technologies


Advanced Components


Advanced Control Methods


Improved Interfaces


Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure


Aussie Sewage Dump


Brazilian Blackouts


Stuxnet: The Future of Warfare?


Normal Communication between Step 7 Software and Siemens Programmable Logic Controller


Stuxnet Hijacking Communication Between Step 7 and Siemens PLC


Why Stuxnet is so Scarry


Two Views on the State of Cyber Security in the U.S.


“The United States is fighting a cyber-war today, and we are losing.” – Michael McConnell


“There is no cyber war.”

-Howard Schmidt


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


Pentagon Breach


Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act


Conclusions

  • 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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