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Cyber-Attacks on SCADA System Infrastructures and their Consequences

Gran AnderssonProfessorPower System Laboratory, ETH, Zurich

In a recent project, Vital Infrastructure, Networks, Information and Control Systems Management (VIKING), financed by the European Commission a consortium of European universities and companies investigated the cyber-physical security of the power grid. This project covered the ICT-infrastructure, power control applications as well as the power grid as such. This seminar will give a brief overview of the VIKING project but the main focus will be on cyber-attacks on SCADA system infrastructures and their consequences. Two main applications will be discussed: Automatic Generation Control (AGC) and State Estimation. For these two applications potential attack vectors, impacts, and countermeasures will be presented.
Gran Andersson obtained his M.S. (1975) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of Lund, Sweden. In 1980 he joined ASEA's, now ABB's, HVDC division in Ludvika, Sweden, and in 1986 he was appointed full professor in electric power systems at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2000 he is full professor in electric power systems at ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), where he also heads the powers systems laboratory. His research interests include power systems dynamics and control, and future energy systems. Gran Andersson is a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He was recipient of the IEEE PES Outstanding Power Educator Award 2007 and of the George Montefiore International Award 2010.

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University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science