Hui Lin (Hugo)

Ph.D Candidate

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My dissertation focuses on improving the security of the cyber-physical infrastructure of power grids against remote insider attacks . Power systems include a control structure that is common to other CPSes, as shown in the figure below. In this structure, system administrators use a control network to collect measurements related to physical processes and to issue commands to perform control operations. In remote insider attacks, external attackers penetrate control networks, through which they use existing measurement collections to study operational state and prepare for attacks. To execute attacks, attackers issue or modify commands that are crafted in legitimate formats. I proposed original designs to counter attacks at each stage of the attack's timeline.