Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy
ReadThis



Download a PDF version of this document.
(This PDF is for viewing ONLY. For print quality, please order from Duplicating or contact the custodian listed below.)

Brochure title:
Energy Communications Cyber Test Range
Description:
To address the problem of transmitting unsecured data, a wireless and optical fiber-based test range, called the Energy Communications Cyber Test Range, has been established at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for evaluating communications system reliability and integrity. The test range development was funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Reliability as part of the Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems program to improve the reliability of the existing power system infrastructure. Grid control and protection functions are becoming more dependent on data synchronized over large geographic areas and this data’s synchronization relies on the global positioning system (GPS) for accurate timing information. However, utilities have no control over the GPS signals, and GPS has been demonstrated to be vulnerable to spoofing or denial of service attacks. Alternatives have been proposed, but these only address timing information distribution and not the security or integrity of the information.
Clearance number:
PNNL-SA-115867
Contact/Custodian:
Wisse, Jessica M (jessica.wisse@pnnl.gov)
Date published:
February 2016
Number of pages:
2
Background information:
Category:
None
Key words:
Energy Communications, Cyber Test Range, Grid, GPS signals

Use this URL to link directly to this page:
http://readthis.pnl.gov/marketsource/readthis/readthis.nsf/By+Number/B3538?opendocument

READTHIS

BROWSE BROCHURES BY

Other