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Stability and security, in particular cyber-security, has grown in importance for energy providers in recent years.
Stability and security, in particular cyber-security, has grown in importance for energy providers in recent years. This is an effect of the introduction of smart grid and the continuous digitalization of the energy network. The main driving forces for the digitalization are the increasing percentage of renewable energy (largely stochastic by nature) and the transition to a consumer centric grid. Long outages caused by grid instability or attacks on power networks can cause great disruption to economic activity and even jeopardize the lives of citizens. The SUCCESS research project, funded within the European framework Horizon 2020, suggests a comprehensive approach to threat and countermeasure analysis with a special focus on vulnerabilities introduced by the smart meters. Starting from a security by design approach and placing resiliency and survivability in focus, a new joint design of energy infrastructure and ICT is proposed, which can also apply to all critical infrastructures. The talk will provide a good overview of the suggested approach and hopes to trigger discussions and feedback to incorporate into the results.
Speakers:Panagiotis Paschalidis - Senior Consultant, expert on critical communication
Panagiotis Paschalidis (Dr.) is a senior consultant at P3 Group within the business unit Critical Communications in Berlin. Among others, he leads research projects with a focus on cyber security, big data, data analytics and the next generations of mobile communications for critical infrastructure, mostly on the domain example of the energy infrastructure and the introduction of the smart grid. In his previous life, he has been a researcher on reliable vehicular communications systems and “got his hands dirty” with RF and system design as well as channel measurements at the Fraunhofer Institute. He received his Dipl.-Ing (equivalent to MSc) degree from the RWTH Aachen and his Dr.-Ing. (equivalent to PhD) degree from the TU Braunschweig.