Abstract: Cyber and physical security are critical priorities for electric power utilities. The increasing complexity of the electrical grid and the growing sophistication of attackers drive the need for strong cyber security in all domains of the electric sector. It is a threat that is global in nature and affects every utility, from large state-owned utilities down to small co-ops. This seminar will review ongoing research in protective measures, threat and incident management, and situational awareness for the electric sector. It will also identify current research gaps that must be addressed to support the resiliency of the next-generation grid.

Bio: Galen Rasche is a Senior Program Manager in the Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing the Cyber Security and Privacy Program. This program performs applied research in the areas of protective measures, managing threats, and information assurance. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating the cyber security research across the PDU Sector, Generation Sector, and Nuclear Sector. He is experienced in the areas of cyber security, Smart Grid security and the penetration testing of embedded systems. He is also the CIGRE U.S. National Committee Study Committee D2 representative.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:30pm
Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, RM 300
Event Sponsor(s): 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Precourt Institute for Energy, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford Energy 3.0, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
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