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Cyber Security and the Smart Grid

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  1. Cyber Security and the Smart Grid Eric Lipinski ejlipinski@gmail.com Energy Law Fall 2010 Chicago-Kent College of Law

  2. Synopsis • What is a Smart Grid? • Goals • Technology • Cyber Security • Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure • Australian Waste Management • Brazilian Blackouts • Stuxnet Eric Lipinski

  3. Synopsis (Continued) • Cyber Attacks in the United States • Two Views • Pentagon Breach • Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act • Conclusions

  4. What is a Smart Grid?

  5. Goals of a Smart Grid • Efficiency • Reliability • Combating Climate Change • Affordability • Security • Growing the National Economy

  6. Smart Grid Technology • Integrated Communications • Advanced Sensing and Measurement Technologies • Advanced Components • Advanced Control Methods • Improved Interfaces and Decision Support

  7. Integrated Communications

  8. Advanced Sensing and Measurement Technologies

  9. Advanced Components

  10. Advanced Control Methods

  11. Improved Interfaces

  12. Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure

  13. Aussie Sewage Dump

  14. Brazilian Blackouts

  15. Stuxnet: The Future of Warfare?

  16. Normal Communication between Step 7 Software and Siemens Programmable Logic Controller

  17. Stuxnet Hijacking Communication Between Step 7 and Siemens PLC

  18. Why Stuxnet is so Scarry

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

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

  21. “There is no cyber war.” -Howard Schmidt

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

  23. Pentagon Breach

  24. Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act

  25. 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