PES Webinar - Real-time Open Smart Meter - Threats and Countermeasures
Real-time Open Smart Meter – Threats and Countermeasures
May 2, 2018 • 11:00 am ET
Presented by: Artemis Voulkidis, Technical Director, Synelixis Solutions SA
Security is a fundamental element in smart energy systems. SUCCESS designs therefor a next generation smart meter (NORM) with advanced security options and extra on-field smart functionality. The threats to smart grids and critical infrastructures are identified with the aid of attack trees, which visualize sequences of actions that lead to the malfunction of a utility. The goal of the webinar is to examine certain attacks against the smart grid and how they are mitigated by the inherent features of the NORM. The inhibitory capabilities of the NORM against the evolution of the attacks are depicted through attack trees. Such mitigating factors are Precise Time Protocol used in real-time Situational Awareness, Physical Unclonable Functions used for authentication, encryption and hardware tampering indication, the Local Security Agent, which protects against malware, hardware/ firmware changes and firewall intrusion and the Data Centric Security, which enables authenticity of crucial data.
Dr. Artemis Voulkidis holds his Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2007, his M.S. Degree in Technoeconomics since 2010 and his PhD degree since 2013 on autonomous wireless communications with emphasis on WSNs, all from NTUA. Currently, he works as a Technical Director in Synelixis Solutions SA. He has a background in autonomous, game theoretic optimization and clustering techniques for wireless sensor networks. His main research interests are related to adaptive optimization in cloud computing environments, optimization of next-generation communication technologies and cyber-physical security. The results of his scientific research have been published in high-impact journals of the ACM and IEEE communities, while he also provides reviews for ACM and IEEE journals and conferences.