The main objective of this project is the increase of the degree of security in the Electrical Grid, for that, therefore, the investigation of new technologies for the prevention and detection of cyber-attacks will be required. In order to carry out this objective, new knowledge in the field of cybersecurity will be researched and developed to allow:
- Derect possible cyber-attacks before they occur through non-intrusive listening and real-time data analysis (stream analytics and machine learning) techniques.
- Increase the defense of systems and electronic equipment deployed in substations and transformation centers by developing new encryption and authentication algorithms that will make them more resilient while meeting the response time requirements.
- Protect legacy systems and equipment whose capabilities do not support the deployment of such security measures.
- Assess the security of all or part of the smart grid in real time, through dynamic means of evaluating systems and devices in real time.
- A reference architecture and a model for deploying cybersecurity in the Smart Grid.
- Non-intrusive data traffic analysis algorithms based on stream analytics techniques
- Algorithms for detection of known and zero-day attacks in real time, based on data analytics and machine learning techniques.
- Encryption algorithms that meet the response time and availability of service requirements imposed to the field electronic devices.
- New protection solutions to legacy systems and communication protocols through new hardware or embedded systems.
- A smart grid cybersecurity assessment system for assessing the security level of grid in real time.