Securing the Electric Grid with Common Cyber Security Services
Electric utilities are modernizing our power grid using highly automated and connected technologies. Many of the paradigm shifts faced by utilities developing smart grids are similar to those faced by the defense and intelligence industries when they moved to a network-centric warfare paradigm. This discussion shall focus on SCE's work to transfer architecture and cyber security methods, as well as technologies needed to create common cyber security services capable of supporting multiple vendor solutions and to evolve as the electric grid evolves.
Jeff Gooding is the IT Principal Manager of Smart Grid Systems Engineering at Southern California Edison. In this role, he is responsible for managing smart grid architecture, communications and cyber security engineering in support of SCE’s Advanced Technologies Organization and smart grid related capital projects.
In his prior work at SCE, Jeff served as the Chief Architect of SCE’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure project to deploy 5 million Smart Meters. Before joining the AMI program in 2005, Jeff supported SCE’s development of power procurement and nuclear software applications.
Prior to joining SCE in 2003, Jeff was a Senior Manager at Cap Gemini Consulting where he served in the Advanced Development & Integration division of the Utilities practice. He served as an architect and technologist on projects at the California ISO, Ontario IMO, Portland General Electric and PG&E. Earlier, Jeff was President of Rapid Access Systems (RAS), a software company focused on developing decision support applications. Jeff holds M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
The seminar series is presented by the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Project, an $18 million multi-university research effort whose partner institutions include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Arizona State University, Dartmouth, and Washington State University. The TCIPG Project, a successor to the earlier NSF-funded TCIP Center, was founded in 2009 with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is housed in the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.