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Implications of cyber vulnerabilities on the resilience and security of the electric grid

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology.

Implications of cyber vulnerabilities on the resilience and security of the electric grid

hearing before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, May 21, 2008.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.,
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation.,
  • Electric power systems -- Security measures -- United States -- Evaluation.,
  • Computer security -- United States -- Evaluation.,
  • Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 99 p. ;
    Number of Pages99
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23102204M
    ISBN 100160812968
    ISBN 109780160812965

    technology options. It is not yet clear what all the security implications are of changing either the topological and functional structure of the electric grid or the control systems necessary to manage it, but technology development and policies are needed now that aim to ensure grid security as these issues .   Miller was among a panel of experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and make recommendations to improve grid security and assess potential vulnerabilities. “Those include natural disasters, physical attack, and cyber attack,” said Miller.

    The New York Times reported on June 15 that “the United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin.” In particular, the Times reported that the United States has deployed code “inside Russia’s grid and other targets”—that is, “potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system.   Report goes in-depth on power grid cyber vulnerabilities and why they won’t be fixed soon The report highlights three major forces influencing grid security and resilience: Changing a mission to focus on the longer-term issues of developing and promulgating technologies and strategies to increase the resilience and modernization of.

    (Ross J Anderson, “Liability and Computer Security: Nine Principles”, ESORICS , p) Overview Business Blackout, a joint report by Lloyd’s and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies, considers the insurance implications of a cyber attack on the US power grid.   A cyber attack could lead to damns or nuclear plants being shut down, leading to a disruption in the power grid, or at the worst, a destruction of the facility. was the first example of a successful cyber attack on a power grid when , Ukrainian power customers were left in the dark for up to six hours. The company lost control of its.


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Implications of cyber vulnerabilities on the resilience and security of the electric grid by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. Download PDF EPUB FB2

IMPLICATIONS OF CYBER VULNERABILITIES ON THE RESILIENCE AND SECURITY OF THE ELECTRIC GRID Wednesday, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS, CYBERSECURITY, AND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at p.

Committee on Homeland Security. IMPLICATIONS OF CYBER VULNERABILITIES ON THE RESILIENCE AND SECURITY OF THE ELECTRIC GRID. Date(s) Held: th Congress, 2nd Session.

GPO Document Source: CHRGhhrg Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.H Witnesses. Implications of cyber vulnerabilities on the resilience and security of the electric grid: hearing before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, Electric Grid Security and Resilience | Establishing a Baseline for Adversarial Threats 2 Executive Summary and cyber issues are addressed separately; just as physical and cyber threats and vulnerabilities are very different, so are the approaches to protection and mitigation.

Reliability and safety are of paramount importance in electric power systems (NIST, a, Guidelines for Smart Grid Security: Vol 1, Smart grid cyber security strategy, architecture, and high-level requirements), and as a result, their ICS have different objectives than typical IT systems.

These include ensuring the health and safety of human. In particular, the cybersecurity of the electricity grid has been a focus of recent efforts to protect the integrity of the electric power system. The increasing frequency of cyber intrusions on industrial control (IC) systems of critical infrastructure continues to be a concern to the electric power sector.

Against this backdrop of increasing threats to power grids across the globe is a growing source of potential cyber vulnerability—grid modernization. Despite almost limitless advantages to be gained from digitizing and modernizing the grid, modernization can also increase a utility’s “attack surface,” or the number of routes hackers can.

Infrastructure Security and Resilience, the U.S. vision is: A Nation in which physical and cyber critical infrastructure remain secure and resilient, with vulnerabilities reduced, consequences minimized, threats identified and disrupted, and response and recovery hastened. Cyber resilience is important for mission-essential systems that support our national security, homeland security, essential government services, and the critical infrastructure that supports the centrality to the resilience of most of the other sectors and their national security implications when disrupted.

Section 3 discusses cyber vulnerabilities to the U.S. power system, including vulnerabilities specific to the grid and cyber security challenges. Section 4 describes cyber threats and threat actors to the electric sector.

Section 5 details the current best practices of both government and. Divided into 8 chapters, this book doesn't just focus on the security implications for the smart grid, but also details the environmental and economical factors involved.

Case studies help explain security vulnerabilities and associated threats, and these connections are illustrated in figures and reference diagrams throughout the s: Enhanced Grid Security. PREPARED BY Institute for Energy and the Environment IMPROVING THE CYBERSECURITY OF THE ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION GRID The vulnerability of our electric system increases as the potential attack surface of 13 University of Cambridge, Centre for Risk Studies, The insurance implications of a cyber attack on the US power.

Smart Grid Security Annex II. Security Aspects of the smart grid 2 The cyber security problem in the smart grid: Real Incidents. The real cyber security incidents and related events that will be presented in this section show that the current grid is not secure.

Besides, the grid. The report considers the potential for cyber and physical grid attacks, natural disasters and extreme weather, and points out that the technologies reshaping the grid are creating resilience. As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, utilities, government and businesses are working together to ensure the country’s electric grid is safe from cyber threats, while making sure that consumers have the tools they need to stay secure online.

Recent cyber-attacks that used industrial control system components as back doors into business IT networks have increased awareness of the vulnerabilities posed by the control systems.

This increased awareness of vulnerabilities has led to greater scrutiny of control system design and security. the security and resilience of the U S and Canadian electric grid from all adversarial, technological, and natural hazards and threats The Strategy addresses the vulnerabilities of the two countries’ respective and shared electric grid infrastructure, not only as an energy security concern, but for reasons of national.

The goal is to improve sector-wide resilience to both physical and cyber threats. The industry is also working with National Institute of Standards and Technology, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Inelectric companies spent $ billion on grid security. But the emerging smart grid, together with distributed renewable energy such as rooftop solar, presents a new set of challenges to resilience.

“The smart grid involves more distributed energy down to the home level. That kind of penetration adds a level of vulnerability of a cyber threat.

among speakers, committee members, and workshop attendees. The agenda was designed to help the committee to synthesize current efforts, to increase the cyber resilience of the electric power system, and to explore fundamental tensions that underlie grid architecture and different computing and communication technologies and strategies, such as between simple and complex systems, or.

Renowned Cybersecurity Expert: “ICS cyber security is the second coming of the Maginot Line – and the Chinese have breached it” July 6, ; China: EMP Threat – A New Report by Dr. Peter Pry J ; FERC Denies Grid Physical Security Complaint, BUT J ; Secure the Grid Coalition Opposes Senate Bill S June 6, WASHINGTON, Feb.

25, – Cyber-related vulnerabilities in the electric sector supply chain present a “clear and present danger” to U.S. national security and are growing as information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) products and services converge in the evolving electric grid, according to a new study commissioned by Protect Our Power."This book is a follow-on to our earlier book published in and represents a detailed look at various aspects of cyber security.

The chapters in this book are the result of invited presentations in a 2-day conference on cyber security held at the City University of New York, City College, June