Cyber Security Roadmap for a More Resilient Electric Sector


Presented by: Galen Rasche, Sr. Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute

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. As generation plants are being required to adapt to the complex demands of an ever increasingly competitive marketplace, each power generation site is deploying more digital Instrumentation and Control assets from a variety of vendors. This presentation provides an overview of key cyber security objectives for the industry, research gaps, and suggested next steps to meet these challenges and improve the security and resiliency of the electric sector.

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INTENDED AUDIENCE: AnyoneElectric sector cyber security staff, researchers, and analysts



Steve CollierGalen Rasche
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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