Price: $1,699.00

Length: 2 Days
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Smart Grid Security Training

Description For Smart Grid Security Training Course

The smart grid security training course will teach you the important aspects of cyber security in smart grids. The training consists of detailed information about modern power systems, recent technologies toward the smart grids, potential threats and vulnerabilities in smart grids and security assessment in smart grids in order to advance the knowledge of audience about the cyber security in smart grids. Upon the completion of the training, you will learn how to prevent the threats at the first hand. Moreover, you will be trained to identify the potential threats in smart grids, how to detect the threats in smart grid components such as SCADA systems, customer side, transmission and distribution levels.

Smart grid security training course simply teaches you the modern transmission and distribution system reliability and efficiency, how the generation plants can be faced with threats and necessity of secure electricity infrastructure. By taking this course, you will learn the digital information technology and control which will result in a high efficiency smart grid technology. Moreover, the cyber security problem will be formulated in smart grids and communication issues will be introduced. After introducing the threats, a proper action should be designed in response to a threat or recovery actions after a threat. This course will also help you to understand the concept of risk in smart grids, and effect of cascading failure in security, concept of actors, interactions between actors, security in communications and loss of integrity. The audience will also learn about:

  • Loss of confidentiality
  • Loss of availability in smart grids
  • Security modes in smart grid domains
  • Security in transmission level
  • Operation level security mode
  • Distribution SCADA
  • Distributed generation management
  • Outage management
  • Wide area measurement systems
  • Bulk storage management
  • ISO operation
  • Energy market
  • Wholesale market
  • Retail energy provider
  • Customer energy management
  • Generation and storage security

Finally, the smart grid security training course will introduce concept of high level security in smart grid which includes the introduction to security requirements, access control, accountability of smart grids, security assessments, configuration managements, incident response, media protection, personnel security, risk management, SCADA security management, and electric vehicle security. By the end of the training, you will be able to fully understand the security concepts in smart grids.


The smart grid security training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • All individuals who need to understand the concept of security in smart grids.
  • Power utility engineers working on smart grid technology
  • Test engineers who need to learn the security issues in power grids
  • Power traders to understand the smart grid security systems.
  • Independent system operator personnel.
  • Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the smart grid security course.
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in smart grids and renewable energy industry.
  • Professionals in other energy industries.
  • Electric utility personnel who recently started career in power systems or having new job responsibilities.
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on smart grid related projects
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of smart grid industry.
  • Scientist or non-electrical engineers involved in smart grid related projects or proposals.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the smart grid security training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the smart grid components
  • Describe the trend toward smart grid technologies
  • Explain the necessity of security in smart grids
  • Understand the threats in smart grids
  • Explain the communication problems in smart grids
  • Understand the main components of cyber secured power grid
  • Initiate the cyber security analysis for designed smart grid
  • Understand the cascading failures in smart grids and consequences of risks
  • Set the boundaries for security architectures in smart grids
  • Differentiate the security issues in transmission, distribution and generation plants in smart grids
  • Understand the different energy management systems in different levels of smart grids
  • Explain the security assessment and incident response in smart grids
  • Describe the security concepts in SCADA systems, demand response, electric vehicle and metering infrastructures

Training Outline

The smart grid security training course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Smart Grid Technology

  • What is the smart grid?
  • What are the main components of a smart grid
  • Renewable energy sources in smart grid
  • Effect of electric vehicles and energy storages
  • Wind farms
  • Solar panels
  • Why security of smart grid?
  • Vulnerabilities of smart grids
  • Security concepts in smart grids

Modernism In Electric Transmission And Distribution Systems

  • Reliability of distribution systems
  • Physical components of a grid
  • Generation plants
  • Transmission and distribution lines
  • Meters (AC or DC)
  • Loads
  • Secure electricity infrastructure
  • Future demand growth effect
  • Concept of smart grids
  • Digital information technology
  • Digital control idea
  • High efficiency smart grid technologies
  • Dynamic optimization of smart grid operation
  • Concept of cyber security
  • Automation and communication issues
  • Supporting the customers
  • Communications in smart grids
  • Recording, processing and exchanging data
  • Cascading failure example
  • Internet hacker attacks
  • Blackouts

Components Of A Cyber Secured Smart Grid

  • Prevention of threats
  • Identifying potential threats
  • Denial of service attacks
  • Detection of threats
  • Response to threats
  • Recovery from threats
  • Systematic documentation of vulnerabilities
  • Concept of risk in smart grid security
  • Cascading failures
  • Physical consequences of a risk
  • Assessing and quantifying the risks (Risk assessment)
  • Setting boundaries for security architecture
  • Concept of actors
  • Secure communication flows between actors
  • Interaction between actors in smart grids
  • Loss of confidentiality
  • Loss of integrity
  • Loss of availability

Security Mode Level Of A Smart Grid Domain

  • Transmission level
  • Measurement units
  • Transmission RTU
  • Operation
  • Distribution SCADA
  • Distributed generation management
  • Transmission engineering
  • Outage management system
  • Customer portals
  • Transmission SCADA
  • Wide area measurement systems
  • Energy management systems (EMS)
  • Bulk storage management
  • ISO operations
  • Metering
  • Bulk generation
  • Plant control
  • Marketing
  • Energy market
  • Wholesale market
  • Service providers
  • Pricing system
  • Retail energy provider
  • Third parties
  • Energy service providers
  • Customers
  • Customer energy management
  • Appliances and equipment
  • Meters
  • Electric vehicles
  • Generation and storages

High Level Security Requirements

  • Objectives of cyber security
  • Confidentiality, integrity and availability impacts
  • Impact levels
  • Security requirements
  • Access control
  • Awareness and training
  • Audit and accountability
  • Security assessment
  • Configuration management
  • Incident response
  • Identification and management
  • Media protection
  • Smart grid development and maintenance
  • Personnel security
  • Environmental security
  • Security planning
  • Risk management
  • Smart grid information system security
  • Communication security
  • Security of metering infrastructures
  • Security of electric vehicles
  • Security of demand response
  • Security of SCADA systems

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