Threats to Control Systems of Contemporary Electric Substations
Author: Maxim Nikandrov
The talk analyzes real-life cyber security incidents and risks in control systems of contemporary electric substations. The special focus is on IEC 61850 vulnerabilities and practical methods of fixing them.
The speaker will tell about a full-scale testing ground created in Cheboksary, imitating a real contemporary electric substation of high voltage. The results of testing the steadiness of its control systems performance, relaying, and techniques of protection against cyber threats will be shared.
The presentation is based on the collaboration of R&D Center @ FGS UES, Kaspersky Lab, and ChEAZ.
Maxim Nikandrov is an expert in power control systems, Candidate of Science. He is the Head of Control Systems Department at JSK ChEAZ (Cheboksary).