ComSoc and Industrial Relation workshop: Cyber Security of the Digital Substation: Hands-on Training

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IEEE Toronto Industrial relationships, Communication Society chapter and University of Toronto - Electrical Engineering department are excited to invite all interested to a two-days hands-on workshop on:

 

Cyber Security of the Digital Substation: Hands-on Training

Facilitated by Steel McCreery, Integration Application Specialist II Communications, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Date: Sat.-Sun. Oct. 21-22, 2017.

Time: 4-hours (10:00-3:00pm) on Saturday, 6 hours on Sunday (9:00-4:00pm).

Location: University of Toronto, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

Room: BA 7180

Cost: 10$+tax 

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REQUIREMENTS: Participants should bring their own laptop that has a 10/100 Base T Ethernet port and  have administrator rights for their computer to configure the Ethernet port IP address.



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  • Start time: 21 October 2017 10:00 PM
  • End time: 22 October 2017 04:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Eastern
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  • 40 St George St.
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada M5S 2E4
  • Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
  • Room Number: BA 7180

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  Speakers

Steel McCreery of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Topic:

Cyber Security of the Digital Substation: Hands-on Training

Biography:

Integration Application Specialist II Communications with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories since May 2012 . McCreery provides communications and automation applications engineering support to sales, consultants, utility and industrial customers in addition to SEL’s internal Engineering Services team. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY • Professional with thirty three years of applications experience in the areas of data communication, automation and training. • Developed national and international training centres for GE Multilin, Siemens and Omron. • The Sales Applications Engineer for Data Communications, Automation and Networking products. • Extensive experience in the design and commissioning of control systems and communication networks for industrial and electrical power utility applications.

Steel McCreery of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Topic:

Cyber Security of the Digital Substation: Hands-on Training

Biography:





Agenda

Workshop agenda:

 

Saturday Oct. 21 (10:00am-3:00pm): Ethernet Fundamentals 
This four hour session will focus on the practical aspects of implementing Ethernet-based LANs within the substation. 
Topics include: 
- OSI model 
- Ethernet media and topologies commonly used within substations 
- Ethernet hub operation and CSMA/CD 
- Switch learning and operation 
- SEL-2730M Managed 24-Port Ethernet Switch hardware overview and ordering options 
- Hands-on lab exercises using the SEL-2730M Switches include: 
- Login and account management 
- Configuration of QoS (VLANs and priority) 
- Configuration and testing of Rapid Spanning Tree protocol (RSTP) 
- Time permitting the class will have a brief overview of the routing process: ( IPv4 addressing , DHCP , DNS, ARP, routing process)


Sunday Oct. 22 (9:00am-4:00pm): Cyber security 

In this session, participants will: 

- Discover that sensible cybersecurity is not difficult. 
- Learn how to set up a virtual private network (VPN) to provide confidential communications and maintain data integrity. 
- Understand the importance of authentication. 
- Configure firewall rules to prevent malicious traffic from entering or exiting private networks to protect cyber assets. 
- Understand the role of syslog to report and collect device events. 
- Learn the methods to secure both Ethernet and wireless communications.