The DEFENDER project was presented by Dr. Denis Čaleta, ICS in National Council of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, as part of the conference entailed Cyber Security in the Republic of Slovenia on June 16, 2017, Available at the following link.
March 2, 2017—In late May 1958, the president addressed the nation from the White House via radio and television, heralding the dawn of a new type of electricity-generating technology.
“This plant—using the power of the atom to supply electrical power—represents what can be done, not only in America, but throughout the world, to put the atom to work for the good of mankind…” President Dwight Eisenhower said.
In December 2015, grid control center operators in Ukraine watched helplessly as their cursors moved across their computer displays, clicking substations offline. They frantically struggled to retake control until being involuntarily logged out.
Before the cyber attack ended, three stations were seized and over 225,000 Ukrainian electricity customers lost power. The hackers also shut down the three centers’ uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), leaving the operators themselves in the dark, according to a detailed study of the incident by the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC).
Bahun, P., Jančič, B., Habjan, V., Jakomin, M. (2017) Slovenian electro economy successful follows the innovative trends. Magazine Naš stik (year 2017, number 5, pp. 35-36) (available in Slovenian language) (published in print and electronic version):
Engineering hosted the DEFENDER Kick-off meeting in Rome on 22-23/5/2017.