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In recent years, there have been growing concerns over the cyber security of critical infrastructure systems, esp. the power grid, due to both from increasing trend of cyber-attacks and the sophistication of these attacks. Moreover, the increased reliance on cyber technologies (sensors, information and communication technologies) in the smart gird will significantly increase the attack surface, which further underscores the urgency and importance of cyber security. In this context, the CPS security for the power grid - encompassing attack deterrence, prevention, detection, mitigation, resilience, and attribution/forensics - is among the most important R&D priorities today. A holistic cyber security framework includes enhancement in technology, process, and the knowledge of engineers who develop technologies and/or operate the system.
Electric power grid is a complex cyber-physical critical infrastructure system that forms the lifeline of our society. The reliable, secure, and economic operation of the grid is of paramount importance to national security and prosperity. The modern power grid, often known as smart grid, is a highly automated Cyber Physical System (CPS), wherein a multitude of sensors, communication networks, and controllers are tightly interconnected to the physical grid for the purpose of efficient monitoring, protection, and control of the grid infrastructure to ensure its reliable and economic operation.
The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges, issues, solutions, and state-of-the-art research and best practices pertaining to the cyber security of the power grid. The course is organized into 10 half-day modules covering topics on information security, CPS security, risk assessment and mitigation, network security, attack-resiliency for bulk power system, attack surface analysis and reduction techniques, cyber-security testbeds, security standards and best practices. The course also provides an overview of models of research, education, and