ITI | CREDC: Galen Rasche, EPRI Cyber Security Roadmap and Research Challenge

Presented By:
Galen Rasche, Sr. Program Manager-Cyber Security, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Date and Location:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1205 W. Clark St.,Room 1030 Urbana, IL 61801
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  • ***This is a private seminar and will not be availble to the public.


Cyber security has become a critical priority for electric utilities across the power delivery, fossil generation, and nuclear power sectors. The evolving electric grid is increasingly dependent on information technology and telecommunications infrastructures to ensure its reliable operation. This presentation provides an overview of key industry trends and research objectives identified in EPRI’s Cyber Security Roadmap, which describes several future states and research challenges for enhancing the security of the electric sector.  It will also describe an opportunity for CREDC researchers to propose projects to support EPRI in achieving the highlighted future states.  



Galen Rasche is a Senior Program Manager in the Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing the Cyber Security Program.  This program performs applied research in the areas of protective measures, incident and threat management, and information assurance.  He is experienced in the areas of cyber security, Smart Grid security and the penetration testing of embedded systems.  Prior to joining EPRI, Rasche led the Embedded and Application Security Group at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). In this position, he was the project manager for several Smart Grid security projects. Rasche has also performed cyber security research for government research laboratories and commercial clients.

Rasche earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. 

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About the CREDC Seminar Series:

This seminar series is presented by the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC), a multi-university research effort. CREDC, a successor to the earlier TCIPG Project, was founded in 2016 with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is housed in the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.