2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 2. Dodds Intl. Symp. / Energy Production

Editors:Kongoli F, Buhl A, Turna T, Mauntz M, Williams W, Rubinstein J, Fuhr PL, Morales-Rodriguez M
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:306 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-63-8
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Cybersecurity Implications for Sustainable Energy Production

    Peter Fuhr1;
    1OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Oak Ridge, United States;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 332
    Topic: 17

    Abstract:

    Systems used throughout the energy delivery system supply chain incorporate a wide range of automation network designs. This ranges from the control systems used in extraction, processing storage and delivery of all manners of energy production. Similarly, energy management systems used in production apply advanced sensing and measurement technologies along with companion open- and closed-loop control systems implemented through ladder logic executed on programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and associated computational engines. Operational efficiency of the system itself incorporates a communications network tying these (sometimes quite sophisticated) network elements. The need to update the hardware/software/firmware that constitutes this modern system may provide a pathway for malware to enter into the system perhaps via the cellular or IT network remote access connectivity. This presentation will review current (circa 2017) control system designs used in sustainable energy production, processing and transport, highlight potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and present DarkNet a U.S. Department of Energy funded activity that is designed to significantly reduce the cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the energy delivery system supply chain.

    Keywords:

    Energy; Measurement; Sensors; Technology;

    Cite this article as:

    Fuhr P. (2017). Cybersecurity Implications for Sustainable Energy Production. In Kongoli F, Buhl A, Turna T, Mauntz M, Williams W, Rubinstein J, Fuhr PL, Morales-Rodriguez M (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 2. Dodds Intl. Symp. / Energy Production (pp. 295-296). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach