WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy is collaborating with NERC’s Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center on a cyber exercise workshop on April 20 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with another workshop planned for the eastern United States at a later date.
A joint effort by DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the E-ISAC and Idaho National Laboratory, the cyber security workshop is for owners and operators of the grid in an effort to help enhance their cyber incident preparedness. The workshop will simulate a cyber attack on a utility’s industrial control system, drawing from elements of the December 2015 Ukraine attack.
The workshop, which will take place at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council office, will feature collection of open-source intelligence, controlling the human machine interface (HMI), bypassing HMI, firmware analysis, denial of service attacks, man in the middle attacks and defender mitigation. Other topics will include NERC’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards.
The registration deadline is April 7. Click to register.