Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?

October 2013
Dr. Michael L. Cohen, The MITRE Corporation
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This presentation was delivered at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's annual security conference GridSecCon'13 on October 15, 2013.

It describes the importance of timing to North American power grid operations. It focuses specifically on timing provided by GPS and covers four topics in relation to the power grid:

  • Timing Dependency
  • Threats to Timing
  • Timing Threat Mitigation Measures; and
  • Proposed Goals for Resilient Timing.


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