Investing in Cyber Defense: A Value-Focused Analysis of Investment Decisions for Microgrids

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2019-01-08
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Hudgens, Bryan
Hartner, Cameron
Adams, Brian
Regnier, Eva
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To mitigate disruptions to commercial power grids, and to achieve operational efficiencies by managing energy use, many organizations are fielding smaller, local, self-contained microgrids. The computer control systems that operate the microgrids create new vulnerabilities to a rapidly-escalating array of cyber attacks. This creates a tension between the need to improve energy assurance and efficiency through microgrids, and the need to protect against cyber attacks that can disrupt and damage the organization's energy systems. Through a series of interviews with subject matter experts and end-users, this exploratory study surfaces the decision-makers' important values in this decision space and develops a network of those values to guide decision-makers to make better decisions in balancing these competing needs.
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Cybersecurity in Digital Government, Digital Government, Cyber defense, Cybersecurity, Energy assurance, Microgrids, Value-focused thinking
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8 pages
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Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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