CAE Forum: Information Theoretic Security and Demand-Side Cyber Security of Smart Grids

Posted on 4/2/21 8:28 AM

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Topic:Information Theoretic Security: Bridging the Gap Between the Classical and Quantum Worlds

Date:Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time:1:00-1:50 p.m. ET

Location:Zoom Meeting
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Audience:Students, professors, government

Presenter(s):Dr. Hesham El Gamal, The Ohio State University

Description: We will start with a brief overview of provable secrecy techniques that leverage the unique characteristics of wireless channels. We will then discuss the main ingredients of Quantum Key Distribution approaches and suggest avenues for utilizing the intersections between the two paradigms to enable provable secrecy for next generation wireless networks.

Topic:Demand-Side Cyber Security of Smart Grid

Date:Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time:2:00-2:50 p.m. ET

Location:Zoom Meeting
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Audience:Students, professors, government

Presenter(s):Dr. Samrat Acharya, New York University

Description:ban power grids are experiencing a large volume of internet-connected, high-power demand side appliances such as electric vehicles (EVs) and thermostatically controlled loads (e.g., air-conditioners). This presentation discusses two types of vulnerabilities and a defense scheme for this urban grid environment. First, it demonstrates how a remote attacker can compromise urban power grid operations leveraging public EV charging and power grid data using a case study of Manhattan, NY. Second, it investigates the possibility of causative attacks on residential demand response programs and the impacts caused for the power utility. On the defense side, it proposes a cyber insurance mechanism to transfer the cyber risks arising from demandside appliances to financial risks.

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