HIL Testing: Power System Cybersecurity

Learn about real-time simulation from the safety of your home!

What to Expect

Join us for a free webinar on hardware-in-the-loop testing for prevention and survival of cyber-physical attacks on the power system. Real-time simulators can be a crucial component of cybersecurity testbeds, in which the simulated power system is connected to real protection, control, and measurement equipment and subjected to cyber attacks. This provides a realistic, flexible, and contained environment for the validation of energy system security technologies.

  • Get a quick overview of the relevance and main principles of power system cybersecurity
  • Take a more detailed look at the RTDS Simulator’s facilities for cyber event simulation
  • Watch a live demo in which the RTDS Simulator is connected to a third-party communication network simulator and the simulation is subjected to cyber incidents
Note: This webinar does not include a detailed introduction to electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation or real-time operation. To learn more about these topics, listeners should watch this short video before joining.


Chamara Devanarayana holds a PhD and a Masters in Electrical and computer engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He did his Bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecommunications at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He has a profound interest in the area of cybersecurity simulation using open source tools, and ICS protocol dissection. He currently serves as a Simulation Specialist at RTDS Technologies Inc.

KatiKati Sidwall holds a B.Eng in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering from Carleton University, Canada. She founded the annual Carleton University Green Energy Symposium in 2010. In 2012, she received the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a Simulation Specialist at RTDS Technologies Inc.