Cyber-Attack and Smart Grid ๐Ÿ—“

— cyber-power test bed for testing cyber attacks on a power system

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Co-sponsored by IEEE Foothill Section, Computer Society chapter, PES chapter, IEEE@CPP, PES@CPP
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Meeting Date: April 30, 2019
Time: 12 noon Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Sean Monemi, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Founder of Smart Grid Laboratory at California State Polytechnic University
Location: Pomona, California
Cost: none
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Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: We created a flexible test bed that will allow for penetration testing to be done within a power system environment. Cyber-attacks, poses new threats and issues for modern day power systems. In order to understand those threats, a cyber-power test bed must be developed for testing cyber attacks on a power system and along with its crucial components and data. The cyber-power test bed in development will include the RTDS machine for simulating the power system, a computer with a virtual machine that will simulate the power system via RSCAD, an SQL database to store the important data for the power system that is streamed via OpenPDC, an attacking computer with a virtual machine containing common hacking tools, and a network switch to place all virtual and real machines on the same network for an isolated testing environment.

Bio: Dr. Sean Monemi is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Founder of Smart Grid Laboratory at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona). He has over 30 years of industry and academic experience. Prior to Cal Poly Pomona, he served as a faculty member, senior research associate and research scientist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Monemiโ€™s research areas covers: Smart Grid Technologies, Renewable Energy, Model Integrated Computing, Simulation and Diagnostics of Power Grid, and Fault Management Analysis in Power Systems. He has received several research grants to support his research work from: Department Of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, Microsoft, ETAP, SKM and JWEMC. He has several publications and he is a member of IEEE, ASEE, ASME, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. Dr. Monemi received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and his B.S in Electrical Engineering from Alabama A&M University.