Interviews with Kate Davis and Bill Flores on Importance of Grid Cyber Security Research

Kate Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, was interviewed on the cyber security research protecting power grid resilience conducted at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), along with her senior Ph.D. student Hao Huang, by KRHD25 on June 27, 2022. She said “Our research tries to do as much as possible in the planning stage and so that comes from a sort of this modeling and simulation background. … Using everything we can from the cyber and physical sides and developing tools and techniques help utilities stakeholders understand the system as well as they can at a very early stageā€.

Former Congressman Bill Flores, Vice Chair of Board of Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), said “Since the war in Ukraine started, the number of cyber-attacks against all grid operators has really increased dramatically. … The grid has seen record demand and appreciates the work Dr. Davis and her class are doing to ensure technological advances continue to progress.”

The full interview can be accessed here.

More on the research of Dr. Davis and her team is posted here.