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Publication Abstract

Cyber Security Testing of Phasor Measurement Units and Phasor Data Concentrators

Morris, T., Pan, S., King, R., Younan, N. H., Madani, V., Altroshenko, M., & Freund, M. (2012). Cyber Security Testing of Phasor Measurement Units and Phasor Data Concentrators. 2012 NASPI Proceedings. North American SynchroPhasor Initiative Working Group Meeting/Orlando, FL: NASPI.

Abstract

Many utilities are currently implementing synchrophasor systems to improve wide area monitoring. Synchrophasor systems include new hardware and software components including phasor measurement units, phasor data concentrators, and soft phasor data concentrators such as OpenPDC. Prior to installation of new networked components, utilities should identify project related cyber security requirements and should perform cybersecurity testing on new system components to identify vulnerabilities and drive corrective actions before installation. The proposed presentation documents the process for developing project cybersecurity requirements and outlines cybersecurity testing performed as part of the ongoing PG&E Synchrophasor project.