Toward Automated Enforcement of Cyber-Physical Security Requirements for Energy Delivery Systems

Carlos E. Rubio-Medrano, Ziming Zhao, Gail Joon Ahn

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Abstract

The innovation and advances in power delivery and information technologies are bringing unmatched changes to energy delivery systems (EDS), automating the management and administration of mission-critical infrastructures, such as the power grid, the oil, and gas industries. While the benefits of these changes are unparalleled, cyberattacks at EDS are also at unprecedented levels, which may lead to consequences ranging from power outages to homeland security breaches. To securely connect and integrate large quantities of these components, the energy community has proposed roadmaps to update the way to plan and operate EDS. These roadmaps come with security requirements that specify the best practices along with regulations EDS and utility should comply with. However, there is a huge gap between these requirements and the actual enforcement. In this paper, we envision a framework that automates the security requirement enforcement so that natural language policies can be enforced without human intervention and with high confidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 2nd IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems and Applications, TPS-ISA 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages319-322
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728185439
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems and Applications, TPS-ISA 2020 - Virtual, Atlanta, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2020Dec 3 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 2nd IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems and Applications, TPS-ISA 2020

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems and Applications, TPS-ISA 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Atlanta
Period12/1/2012/3/20

Keywords

  • automated requirement enforcement
  • energy delivery systems
  • ontologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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