U.S. - Israel Energy Center
The U.S. and Israel, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Energy (MoE) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), have established the U.S.-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology (the “Energy Center”).
The Israel-U.S. Initiative on Cybersecurity Research and Development for Energy (ICRDE) will research, develop, evaluate and demonstrate new technologies to solve critical challenges pertaining to cybersecurity of energy facilities, taking into consideration all phases of energy production and transmission. This is because energy and cybersecurity are intrinsically linked, whereby cybersecurity serves as an enabler technology for uninterrupted and continuous energy production and supply. Both Israel and the U.S. face increasing cyberattacks that can lead to a loss of billions of dollars and infrastructure damages that need time to recover. We formulate five projects across three main themes in our proposal: Theme 1 models the Cyber-physical system (CPS) of energy systems and establishes the knowledge database of cyberattacks. Theme 2 develops advanced tools and technology for the Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) monitoring. Theme 3 designs control tools to achieve resilience and robustness in future-proof architecture.