Keynote Speaker

Fuchun SUN

Qinghua University, China

Jiankun Hu

University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia

Title: A New False Data Injection Attack on Smart Grid

Abstract:Smart grid is an emerging energy system, which has been heralded as a technological paradigm shift that can effectively address the issue of limited fossil fuel reserve in earth and also can reduce carbon emissions. However, modern cyber interconnected and computerized energy infrastructure has become the most targeted national critical infrastructure for cyberattacks. A recent high-profile cyberattack on the Ukraine power grid has compromised three power control centres, taking down 30 substations and leaving over 225,000 Ukrainians without power. Other high-profile attacks include penetrations over two US nuclear plants and the Struxnet attack over Iranian nuclear plant. Recently a new type of cyberattack called the false-data-injection attack has been discovered which can evade the widely deployed bad data detection method in the emerging smart grid (SG). Most existing works on false data injection attacks are based on the DC model while real-life industrial systems are actually AC model based. We have investigated the applicability of existing research works on the industrial scale system and discover a new false data injection attack that can penetrate industrial scale bad data detection mechanism.

Dr. Jiankun Hu is a full professor of Cyber Security at School of Engineering and IT, University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia (also named Australian Defense Force Academy). He has obtained the Bachelor degree, Automation and Control, 1983, from Hunan University, P.R. China; Ph.D. Control Engineering, 1993, from Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China. He has also obtained his Masters from the Software Engineering, Monash University Australia in 2001. He was awarded German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship. He is the invited expert of Australia Attorney-General’s Office on identity management, and served at the Panel of Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences (MIC), ARC ERA (The Excellence in Research for Australia) Evaluation Committee 2012. He has served as Co-Chair for Network Security Symposiums of IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. He is an associate editor at IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Prof. Hu has been awarded 9 ARC (Australia Research Council) grants. His research interest includes data-driven cyber security (intrusion detection), fingerprint recognition/forensics, bio-cryptography,machine learning and applied cryptography. His research works have been published at many top venues such as IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis
and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), and IEEE Transactions on Computers.