Smart Attacks vs. Smart Defenses: Cyber-Physical Security in the Smart Grid and Implications for the Smarter World


讲座题目Smart Attacks vs. Smart Defenses: Cyber-Physical Security in the Smart Grid and Implications for the Smarter World



主 讲 人Jun Yan, Assistant Professor in Information Systems Engineering Concordia University, Montreal, Canada


严俊,加拿大Concordia大学信息系统工程系助理教授,2011年毕业于浙江大学信息与通信工程专业,2013、2017年分别获得美国罗德岛大学电气工程硕士与博士学位,现主要从事智能电网安全、信息物理系统与应用计算智能等方向的研究,在 IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 、 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 、 IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 等期刊与多个国际会议上发表学术论文33篇,曾获IEEE International Conference on Communications(IEEE国际通信大会)最佳论文奖、IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence(IEEE世界计算智能大会)最佳学生论文奖、IEEE通信学会最佳读物奖、 IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 最佳审稿人等奖项,并曾担任 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems 主编助理、IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence(IEEE计算智能研讨会)秘书等职务。


From smart homes to smart cars, smart buildings to smart cities, a "smarter" world is unfolding ahead of us. Along the path to smartness, however, a fast-expanding cyberspace over the critical systems and process inevitably raises challenges over its security and resiliency against malicious attacks. In this talk, we will walk through such security challenges in the context of the smart grid, the critical infrastructure that will empower us with intelligent power, energy, control, and communication technologies.

Positioned in a worst-case scenario, we will first identify the prominent cyber-physical exposures and vulnerabilities in this complex infrastructure, then reveal how attackers can exploit the intelligence to fabricate intrigue schemes and inflict a massive blackout. Checking both sides of the coin, we will also discuss how the smartness, particularly the latest computational intelligence, can be leveraged both by the attackers to unexpectedly penetrate the smart grid and by the defenders to intelligently protect it.

The talk aims to provide an inclusive view on the research efforts, experiment designs, and standard developments across multiple disciplines and from both industry and academia to secure the smart grid and the emerging Energy Internet. It also hopes to inspire research collaborations and communications over a broader spectrum of cyber-physical security, for smart cars, smart communities, smart cities, and other smart infrastructures that are emerging with the Internet-of-Things in a smarter world.