IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
11-13 November 2020 // Virtual Conference

Cyber Security and Privacy

This symposium will investigate the cyber layer of the smart grid and how it connects, interacts, and impacts the physical layer. The focus will be on innovative technologies, solutions, and methodologies that advance smart grid cybersecurity while considering the prevailing privacy issues. Papers describing cyber resilient infrastructures, secure communication architectures, risk assessment and measurement approaches, cyber-physical security in the context of smart grids and related cyber-physical systems will all be in scope.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Secure and resilient cyber-physical and communication architectures
    • Tamper-resistant device technologies and root of trust
    • Cryptography, key management, authentication, provenance, and access control
    • Detection, prevention, and mitigation of cyber data attacks and false data injection
    • (Distributed) Denial of Service resilience
    • Cloud security
    • Resilience through novel network architecture or heterogeneous networks
    • Cross-domain (power/cyber) designs to improve cyber-physical system attack resilience
  • Wide-area monitoring and data acquisition for securing modernized power grids
    • PMU-based sensing and control for attack detection, prevention, and mitigation
    • Topology and network parameter validation of power grid using wide-area measurements
    • Identification of unusual events and estimation of hidden state of the power system using wide-area measurements
    • Asset health condition monitoring using wide-area measurements
  • Security and privacy risk assessment, measurement and management
    • Models of smart grid security and privacy
    • Cross-domain (power/cyber) measurement, modeling, and analysis to improve cyber-physical system attack resilience (e.g., security risk assessment, intrusion and security event detection)
    • Big data and machine learning approaches for smart grid security and privacy
    • Deception technologies for smart grid (e.g., honeypot)
    • Privacy preservation and inference
  • Smart Energy and Cyber-Physical Applications of Security
    • Securing Internet of Things (IoT) for Energy
    • SCADA and legacy system security
    • Security design and verification tools
    • End-to-end security for smart energy systems
    • Blockchain technologies for power grid
    • Cyber-physical security for distributed energy resources