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.
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.
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. This easily follows for other infrastructures like Smart Cities, Transport etc. The course is organized into 10 half-day modules.
Course participants will learn these topics through lectures and hands-on experiments. Also case studies and assignments will be shared to stimulate research motivation of participants.
You Should Attend If…
• Academic researchers, industry professionals, scientists from public sectors on infrastructure cyber-security for the power grid/cyber physical systems (CPS) security/ cyber security for critical infrastructure systems.
• Students (B.Tech./B.E./Masters/PhDs) in the above related areas
• Application providers for infrastructures in particular for smart grids, smart cities and public utilities using Internet Number of participants for the course will be limited to fifty.
General The course is intended to a broad audience that includes (post)-graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals who wish to gain knowledge in CPS security for critical infrastructure systems and CPS security for power grid in particular.
Fees The participation fees for taking the course is as follows: Participants from abroad: US $800/- Industry/ Research Organizations: Rs. 30000/- Academic Institutions: Rs. 15000/- Studemts: Rs5000/- The above fee includes all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials and assignments, laboratory equipment usage charges, 24-hour internet facility. The participants will be provided with accommodation on payment basis.