ITI | CREDC Seminar: Salam Bani-Ahmed, Eaton
The Future of the Electric Power Sector is determined by the computing advancements and the communication hierarchy that overlays its diverse applications. Advancements in these capabilities are bound by the cyber threats targeting these applications. Current cybersecurity posture is governed by the Information Technology (IT) perspective and lacks operational considerations and physical asset protection from cyber- attacks. This webinar introduces the cyber resiliency concept from the Operational Technology (OT) point of view, and the significant role of Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) within the security posture of future power systems.
Dr. Salam Bani-Ahmed is Lead Cyber Resiliency Engineer at Eaton Corporation (Corporate Research & Technology) where he leads the research on cyber resiliency in smart grid applications. His role features persistent efforts on closing the gap between IT and OT cybersecurity measures; and creating new technologies to boost system’s resiliency through an offensive mechanism against cyber-attacks. Dr. Ban-Ahmed is the chair of IEEE Smart Grid Education Committee, and a member of multiple Smart Grid technical committees.
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.