Facing the challenge of securing GOOSE and SMV messages in SAS

Thesis about Cybersecurity for Real-Time traffic in the Smart Grid

First publication date: 13/12/2021

Thesis exam tribunal, candidate and directors

Mr. Mikel Rodriguez defended the thesis “System-on-Programmable-Chip Architecture to Secure Real Time Traffic in the Smart Grid” on December 3rd, Bilbao.

Mr. Mikel Rodriguez defended the thesis “System-on-Programmable-Chip Architecture to Secure Real Time Traffic in the Smart Grid” obtaining the highest score. The exam tribunal highlighted that the presented contribution solved the challenge of protecting the strictest real-time traffic present in the Substation-Automation-Systems. Furthermore, a flexible and optimized technology for wire-speed cryptography was presented and validated.

This PhD was directed by Dr. Armando Astarloa and Dr. Jesús Lázaro, both professors of Electronic Technology of the University of the Basque Country. It was carried out in the company System-on-Chip engineering S.L. (soc-e) under the Doctorados
Industriales program of the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Educación.

 We would like to acknowledge Dra. Ainhoa Cortés fron CEIT, Dr. Iñaki Val from Ikerlan Research Center and Dr. Aitzol Zuloaga from UPV/EHU for taking part in this PhD defense tribunal.