Research on Cybersecurity for Energy, Infrastructures and IoT Systems focuses on one of the most important problems facing the digitally-connected world. New cybersecurity methods are needed to enable the secure use of distributed sensor data to reconfigure and modify the control of various cyber-physical systems (CPS) without introducing unacceptable latency that could produce instability. These CPS-specific methods can be combined with traditional cybersecurity methods to produce multiple layers of protection.
As part of DoE’s Secure Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDs) multi-university center on cybersecurity, we test our cybersecurity technology under realistic conditions in laboratories and existing in-service facilities.
Research in critical application areas includes:
- Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution systems
- Natural gas and gas-electric networks
- Smart building controls
- Smart cities
- Self-driving automobiles and drones
- Infrastructure monitoring systems
- Internet of Things systems