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NREL Performs Cyber Security Testing

Dept. of Energy

Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder (NREL).

Cyber Security Analysts Joshua Rivera (front) and Anuj Sanghvi work with PowerSecure, Inc., to perform cyber security testing to ensure that a real-world military microgrid is protected against cyber threats that could affect the supply of electrical power to a military mission. By attempting network-based attacks, researchers identified vulnerabilities and then reconfigured the network settings to mitigate the risks.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies, and provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems. NREL’s goal is to minimize the use of energy, materials, and water while carrying out its mission and takes pride in its world-class research, talented staff, sustainable campus, and results that positively impact our local, national, and global communities.

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