The last talk in the Department of Computer Science's Distinguished Lecture Series on Cybersecurity will be delivered by Professor William H. Sanders, Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering and Head Electrical and Computer Engineering Department University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The lecture, "Challenges and Approaches for a Trustworthy Power Grid Cyber Infrastructure," will take place Monday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. in the James F. Hardymon Theatre in the Davis Marksbury Building. Anyone interested in meeting with Professor Sanders during his stay should contact Victor Marek to reserve a slot.
The vision for a modernized "Smart Grid" involves the use of an advanced computing, communication and control cyber infrastructure for enhancing current grid operations by enabling timely interactions among a range of entities. The coupling between the power grid and its cyber infrastructure is inherent, and the extent to which the Smart Grid vision can be achieved depends upon the functionality and robustness of the cyber infrastructure. This talk describes some of the research results from the DOE- and DHS-funded Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG; tcipg.org) Center and Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC; cred-c.org) which are aimed at ensuring that the power grid cyber infrastructure is protected both from accidental failures and malicious attacks from adversaries ranging from casual hackers to nation states. The goal of TCIPG and CREDC is to provide resilience in the nation¹s electric grid cyber infrastructure such that it continues to deliver electricity and maintain critical operations even in the presence of cyber attacks. Achieving this goal will involve the extension, integration, design, and development of IT technologies imbibed with key properties of real-time availability, integrity, authentication and confidentiality.
Read more about Dr. Sanders here.