Cyber Senate are pleased to announce Omicron Electronics will be joining us for our 7th annual ICS USA online conference (Control Systems Cybersecurity USA. )

Andreas Klien, Head of Business Development Power Utility Communication, OMICRON electronics GmbH, will be presenting:

Case study on cybersecure substation automation system networks

Due to their large number and their often missing protection mechanisms, substations represent a large attack surface of the power grid.

Based on a case study of a substation commissioned and pentested in 2020, this presentation will outline the most important protection and detection measures for substations.

  • Applying the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in substations

  • Analyzing the most important attack vectors of substations throughout their lifecycle

  • Presentation of a new cybersecure substation network architecture design for protecting against these attack vectors

  • Outlining security measures such as secure remote and local maintenance access, multiple firewall zones on the process level, and intrusion detection

  • Challenges and requirements when applying IDS at the substation level and how to solve them