Group for Research in Decision Analysis

Intelligent IT/OT data analysis for power grid cybersecurity

Christopher Neal Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

The operation of an electrical grid is increasingly controlled by digital devices connected to corporate networks, which are in turn connected to the internet. There are now entry points into power systems which can be exploited for malicious purposes. This was illustrated in a coordinated cyber-attack against the Ukrainian power grid on Dec 23rd, 2015, where roughly 225,000 people lost electricity over several hours. This research looks at how an organization can leverage its massive amount of Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) data to infer the presence of a cyber-intrusion. This presentation will highlight the motivation of the problem and discuss research avenues we are about to embark on.

This seminar is only open to students of GERAD.
We would highly appreciate if you could confirm your attendance with your full name. Pizza and non alcoholic beverages will be available; you can also bring your own lunch.