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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


What is a smart grid

What is a Smart Grid?


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


Integrated communications

Integrated Communications


Advanced sensing and measurement technologies

Advanced Sensing and Measurement Technologies


Advanced components

Advanced Components


Advanced control methods

Advanced Control Methods


Improved interfaces

Improved Interfaces


Cyber attacks on infrastructure

Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure


Aussie sewage dump

Aussie Sewage Dump


Brazilian blackouts

Brazilian Blackouts


Stuxnet the future of warfare

Stuxnet: The Future of Warfare?


Normal communication between step 7 software and siemens programmable logic controller

Normal Communication between Step 7 Software and Siemens Programmable Logic Controller


Stuxnet hijacking communication between step 7 and siemens plc

Stuxnet Hijacking Communication Between Step 7 and Siemens PLC


Why stuxnet is so scarry

Why Stuxnet is so Scarry


Two views on the state of cyber security in the u s

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


Cyber security and the smart grid

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


Cyber security and the smart grid

“There is no cyber war.”

-Howard Schmidt


Cyber security and the smart grid

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


Pentagon breach

Pentagon Breach


Protecting cyberspace as a national asset act

Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act


Conclusions

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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