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Day 1, October 9, Monday, 08:30-17:00

Moderator: Prof. Yang Weng and Prof. Rami Puzis

08:30 – 09:00Continental breakfast at Hyatt Place
09:00 – 09:10
Workshop Opening and Welcome
Dr. Kyle Squires, Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU Tal Fischelovitch, Director of Partnerships, US-Israel Energy Center
09:10 – 09:40Keynote speech: Challenges in Energy Transformation with an Eye to Cybersecurity
Dr. Gideon Friedmann, Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Energy

Session 1: Modelling and Monitoring of Energy Systems (19:40 – 20:50 Israeli time)

09:40 – 10:00Identifying common operational patterns (COPEs) in ICS using temporal pattern mining approach
Asaf Shabtai (BGU)
10:00 – 10:20Breaking OT test bed
Harry Thomas, Matan Dubroshin (OTORIO)
10:20 – 10:50Assured Machine Learning and Cyber Deployment
Yang Weng (ASU), John Dirkman (Resource Innovations/Nexant)
10:50 – 11:00Coffee & Tea Break

Session 2: Tools for Learning and Detection of Cyberattacks on IT/OT Architecture (1/2)

11:00 – 11:30Towards safety-critical commercial-grade Artificial Intelligence to enhance grid reliability and cybersecurity
Lalitha Sankar, Joel Mathias (ASU)
11:30 – 11:50Sequential patterns-based anomaly detection                         
Robert Moskovitch (BGU)
11:50 – 12:10Deepfake Voice Call Detection: Mitigating Next-Gen Social Engineering
Guy Frankovits, Yisroel Mirsky (BGU)
12:10 – 12:30Improving anomalies detection using XAI                                   
Liat Antwarg, Bracha Shapira (BGU)
12:30 – 13:30Lunch at Hyatt Place
13:10 – 13:30ASU Global Overview
Julia Rosen, Vice President of Global Academic Initiatives, ASU

Session 3: Tools for Learning and Detection of Cyberattacks on IT/OT Architecture (2/2) (23:30 – +1 01:00 +1 Israeli time)

13:30 – 14:00Theat intelligence and threat-hunting plugins for RAM^2
Nir Daniel, Rami Puzis (BGU)
14:10 – 14:30Practical Deployment Architecture for Alerting Malware Activities in ICS/SCADA Networks
Bo Feng, Moses Ike, Wenke Lee (GIT)
14:30 – 15:00False data injection                                   
Yang Weng, Napoleon Enriquez (ASU), Michael Hylton, Ilan Gendelman, Hagai Galili (SIGA OT)
15:00 – 15:10Coffee & Tea Break

Discussion of ICRDE Project Extension, 15:10-17:00 (+1 01:10 – 03:00 Israeli time)

Presentation of new research ideas (each presentation ~5 minutes, 15:10-16:10):

Dov Shirtz, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Closing the gaps between IT and OT
Robert Moskovitch, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Improving situational awareness using the development of similarity function with interval patterns
Wenkee Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Achieving security and reliability of industrial control systems using data-driven models informed by physical domain knowledge
Ying-Cheng Lai, Arizona State University, USA
Advanced machine-learning based attack detection and cyber-defense of power grids
Sukarno Mertoguno, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
RISC-V Program Execution Monitoring & Control (PEMon)
Sukarno Mertoguno, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
RumRaisin on Chip (RRoC)
Ron Insler, RAD, Israel
AI for NG traffic engineering and services
Larisa Tsirinsky, Embedded Solutions, Israel
1D convolutional neural networks for bit net sentry
Ilan Gendelman, SIGA OT, Israel
Simulated attack generation and optimization of SIGA’s detection based on inter-level monitoring
Open discussion, 16:20-17:00
17:30 – 18:30Poster Session 
18:30 – 20:00Dinner at Hyatt Place
18:30 – 19:30Music Performance by Mariachi Pasion,
19:30 – 19:50Review of work in the US-Israel Energy Center ICRDE project Project Directors – Rami Puzis (BGU), Yang Weng (ASU)
20:00 – 21:00Poster Session

Day 1 Adjourn

Day 2, October 10, Tuesday, 09:00-17:00

08:30 – 09:00Continental breakfast at Hyatt Place
09:00 – 09:30Keynote Speech: Jared Bierbach, Senior International Relations Officer, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Session 4A: Meeting with Industry Cybersecurity Experts (1/2), 09:30-11:00 (19:30 – 21:00 Israeli time)

Panel A: Simulation and Security Assessment in Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

Moderators: Rami Puzis, Ben-Gurion University, Israel


Aditya Ashok, OPAL-RT Technologies, Canada

Seth Hoedi, Post Road Foundation, USA

Harry Thomas, OTORIO, Israel

Rui Yang, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Haim Beltran, Meptagon, Israel (zoom connection)

11:00 – 11:10Coffee & Tea Break

Session 4B: Meeting with Industry Cybersecurity Experts (2/2), 11:10-12:40 (21:10 – 22:40 Israeli time)

Panel B: Attack Detection and Mitigation

Moderator: Adam Hahn, The MITRE Corporation, USA


John Gringer, RAD, Israel

Michael Hylton, Microwave Networks / Partner of SIGA OT, Israel

Sherry Jacob, Accenture Security, Israel

Ying-Cheng Lai, Arizona State University, USA

Mayang Malik, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory & Stanford University, USA

Harry Thomas, OTORIO, Israel

Asaf Shabtai, Ben-Gurion University, Israel (zoom connection)

12:40 – 13:40Lunch at Hyatt Place
13:20 – 13:40US-Israel Business Opportunities: A Roadmap for Success
Mara Pernick, President, MGP Consulting

Session 4C: Discussion with Industry Cybersecurity Experts, 13:40-15:10 (23:40 – +1 01:10 Israeli time)

Panel C: Security Assessment and Information Sharing

Moderator: John Dirkman, Resource Innovations, USA


Francois Detroio, Orthros, Canada

Adam Hahn, The MITRE Corporation, USA

Sukarno Mertoguno, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Nadia Saad Nuri, University of Agder, Norway

Dov Shirtz, Ben-Gurion University, Israel (zoom connection)

Oleg Brodt, Ben-Gurion University, Israel (zoom connection)

15:10 – 15:20Coffee & Tea Break

Demonstrations of Company Cybersecurity Solutions, 15:20-17:00 (+1 01:20 – 03:00 Israeli time)

Note: Company representatives are encouraged to prepare slides for presentations and demonstrations. Please notify the workshop management team of your intention to present.

(1) Opal-RT; Hardware-in-the-loop

(2) Resource Innovations; Grid360

Session 5: (Parallel Session) Technical and Budget Discussion of ICRDE project extension

15:30 – 16:30Tal Fischelovitch (Lead), Daniel Rosenthal, project management team
17:00 – 18:00Poster Session
18:30 – 20:00Dinner at ASU Memorial Union
20:00 – 20:30Tour of Professor Yang Weng’s Lab on ASU campus

Day 2 Adjourn

Day 3, October 11, Wednesday, 09:00-12:10

08:30 – 09:00Breakfast at Hyatt Place
09:00 – 09:10Support of ECEE in Facilitating the ICRDE project
Dr. Stephen Philips, Director, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, ASU

Session 6: Tools for Control and Mitigation of Threats for Achieving Resilience

09:10 – 09:40Safeguarding Embedded Controllers through Side Channel Analysis
Michael Amar, Yossi Oren (BGU)
09:40 – 10:10SubProcess BFT++: Robust Cyber Attack Resilience for Production Industrial Control Systems
Muhammad Faraz Karim, Bo Feng, Sukarno Mertoguno (GIT)
10:10 – 10:40Heterogeneous reinforcement learning for defending large power grids and commercialization
Ying-Cheng Lai (ASU)
10:40 – 10:50Coffee & Tea Break

Session 7: Future-proof Architectures

10:50 – 11:20Empowering the future: security by design in the energy sector
Dov Shirtz, Yuval Elovici (BGU)
11:20 – 11:50Hardware-in-the-loop validation
Yeng Wang (ASU), Philippe Bisson (OPAL-RT)

Closing Remarks

11:50 – 12:00Closing Remarks
12:00 – 13:00Lunch at Hyatt Place

Tour 1: October 11, Wednesday, 13:30-18:00

Tour of nearby attractions (some suggestions)

(Decision on attractions and ride arrangement TBD. Contact the management team if interested.)

Heard (Native American) Museum,
Phoenix Art Museum,

Tour 2: October 12, Thursday 07:00 – Thursday 18:00

Tour of the Grand Canyon

(Ride arrangement TBD. Contact the management team if interested.)

Tentative Schedule: Depart for the Grand Canyon early Thursday morning and return in the evening. This would allow workshop guests to catch their flights (late) on Thursday night or Friday.