Byzantine Security — Multi-layered Intrusion Tolerant Byzantine Architecture for Bulk Power System Protective Relays

Background

This project aims to explore applications of a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) architecture in combination with Machine Learning (ML/AI) methods to ensure that the bulk power system, including protective relays in the transmission grid, and associated substation and control center systems, can perform intrusion tolerant operations.

This project is funded by several offices within the U.S. Department of Energy under the auspices of the DOE Grid Modernization Initiative. The project is led by PNNL.

Principal Investigator at LBNL:

Sean Peisert (PI at LBNL)

Publications resulting from this project:

none yet

This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative.

More information is available on other Berkeley Lab R&D projects focusing on cybersecurity in general, as well as specifically on cybersecurity for energy delivery systems.