IEEE Tallahassee-PES Chapter

IEEE PES Presentation – Cyber-Physical Infrastructure of Power Systems: Security Threats, Challenges and Countermeasures

Presenter: Dr. Charalambos (Harrys) Konstantinou, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering &

The Center for Advanced Power systems, Florida State University

Time: 5:15 -6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Location: B221, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Note: Refreshments will be served after the presentation

Election hacking, power grid cyber-attacks, troll farms, fake news, ransomware, and other terms have entered our daily vocabularies and are here to stay. Cybersecurity touches nearly every part of our daily lives. Most importantly, national security and economic vitality rely on a safe, resilient, and stable cyber-space. We rely on hardware devices, software platforms, and network systems to connect, travel, communicate, power our homes, provide health care, run our economy, etc. However, cyber-threats and attacks have grown exponentially over the past years, exposing both corporate and personal data, disrupting critical operations, causing a public health and safety impact, and imposing high costs on the economy. In this talk, we will motivate the need to look more closely to cyber-physical systems security. We will provide a research perspective and discuss security threats, challenges, and countermeasures related with the cyber-physical infrastructure of power systems. We will also discuss the need for an accurate assessment environment, achieved through the inclusion of hardware-in-the-loop testbeds.

Bio of Dr. Dr. Charalambos (Harrys) Konstantinou

Dr. Charalambos (Harrys) Konstantinou is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with Florida A&M University and Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering and an affiliated faculty with the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) at FSU. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New York University (NYU), NY and his Dipl.-Ing.-M.Eng. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. His research interests focus on cyber-physical and embedded systems security with particular focus on smart grid technologies. He is a member of the IEEE.

Dr. Charalambos (Harrys) Konstantinou, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

and The Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University

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