Cyber Security for Power Grid (Graduate)
Lecturer: Sugwon Hong, Professor
Hour and Classroom
- course hour: Tue 2:00PM
1. What do we intend to achieve by this course?
Almost all critical infrastructures of every states are based on the SCADA/ICS systems. These days we are observing the very sophisticated cyber attacks against the critical infrastructures including power systems. These incidents render us great concern since their impacts are exceedingly devastating to the whole society. This fact leads to raise the following questions.
Through this course, we are going to try to answer these questions.
2. How are we going to approach to achieving the goal?
There are already a plethora of documents and publications on this issue. Many documents provide comprehensive insights on understanding the current problems and possible approaches. We are going to select some documents which are most relevant to our pursuit, and using these documents as a foothold we try to find as realistic and specific solutions as possible.
We will follow these topics using mainly the materials I will provide. And we will also select and use some other resourses to study the other topics.
3. How are we going to proceed this course?
The class will be a mixture of lectures and students’ contribution. Due to time limitation, we cannot deal with IT security methods. We assume that students are already familiar with the current network security solutions and technologies. With this background we focus on how we apply the possible security methods to the cyber security issues of the power grid in an integrated way. The topics we are going to treat are shown below. But the schedule is not final, subject to change if necessary
4. Course Outline
The following schedle is tentative, and will be subject to change if necessary.
PrerequisitesBasic knowledge of network security and power systems is recommended.
I will prepare and post lecture notes on the home page. In addition I will post relevant documents and papers which students should refer to as a reading list.
5. What are you expected to do at the end of semester?
Each student is required to write his own report on the subject discussed in the course. The topic is open and its approach and solution is on his own. The final report will be evaluated on the following factors.