Sean Peisert

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Photograph of me lecturing at the blackboard (credit: R. Benjamin Shapiro, 2002).

Activities and upcoming events that I'm involved with:

IEEE Security & Privacy (ongoing)

NSA SoS Best Paper Competition (annually, deadlines in April)

IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice (annually)

IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2023 (May 22–26, 2023)

CSET 2023 (August 2023)

NSPW 2023 (September/October 2023)

2023 NSF Cybersecurity Summit (Oct. 2023)


Research Projects

My current research and development foci pertain to security in scientific and high-performance computing environments and control system and cyber-physical system security. I have also worked in areas including intrusion detection, computer forensics, vulnerability analysis, insider threats, elections, security metrics, security in health informatics, and other areas. This page lists a number of the research projects that I am currently working on or have previously worked on.

I am extremely grateful to the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy Office of Science, the Department of Energy Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program, and others, for supporting the research that my staff, postdocs, students and I are conducting.

Current, Funded Projects

Data Enclaves for Scientific Computing, PI, DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

Securing Automated, Adaptive Learning-Driven Cyber-Physical System Processes, PI, LBNL Laboratory Directed Research and Development

Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis for Scientific Discovery, PI, LBNL Contractor Supported Research

Provable Anonymization of Grid Data for Cyberattack Detection, PI, DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS)

Trusted CI: Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure, Deputy Director and Co-PI; Lead at LBNL, NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Toward a Hardware/Software Co-Design Framework for Ensuring the Integrity of Exascale Scientific Data, PI, DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

Previous Projects

Securing Solar for the Grid (S2G) Co-PI; PI at LBNL DOE Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO)

AOSCSWAP: Study of Academic, Open Source, and COTS Software Assurance Products, PI, DHS S&T

UC-Lab Center for Electricity Distribution Cybersecurity, Co-PI; Lead at LBNL, UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program

Byzantine Security, Lead at LBNL, DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) / DOE's Grid Modernization Initiative

Synthetic Biology Automation, DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and DOE Agile BioFoundry (ABF)

Cybersecurity via Inverter-Grid Automatic Reconfiguration (CIGAR), PI, Sponsor: DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS)

Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics, Co-PI; Lead at LBNL, DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) / DOE Grid Modernization Initiative

Integrated Multi Scale Machine Learning, Co-PI; Lead at LBNL, DOE EERE and OE / DOE Grid Modernization Initiative

Automated, Disruption Tolerant Key Management System, Co-PI; Lead at LBNL, DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS)

NetSage — an open privacy-aware network measurement, analysis, and visualization service, Co-PI / Lead at UC Davis and Berkeley Lab, NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Supporting Cyber Security of Power Distribution Systems by Detecting Differences Between Real-time Micro-Synchrophasor Measurements and Cyber-Reported SCADA, PI, DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS)

Distributed Detection of DDoS Attacks on the WAN, PI, DOE iJC3 Cyber R&D

Secure and Private Acquisition, Storage, and Analysis of Medical Sensor Data, CITRIS and UC Davis Health System

Security for Cyber-Physical Energy Generation Systems, PI, DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS)

Network Resilience / SDN Security, PI, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Byzantine Fault Tolerance and Intrusion Detection, Co-PI, National Science Foundation CISE/CCF

Computer Forensics, Fellowship/Co-PI, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P)

Data Anonymization/Sanitization, Senior Personnel, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P)

Elections and Electronic Voting, Co-PI, National Science Foundation and NIST

The Hive Mind: Sensor Networks for GENI, PI, NSF CISE/CNS and BBN/GENI Projects Office

Insider Threat

Computer System Vulnerabilities and the Efficacy of Defensive Mechanisms, Co-PI, NSF Trustworthy Computing (TC)

Intrusion Detection and Data Sanitization for High-Performance Computing, PI, DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

Metric-Based Anomaly Detection, Co-PI, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P)

Recommendation Systems Security, Senior Personnel, NSF ITR-CyberTrust

"Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love. We have now organized what are modestly described as super-powers, which include groups of people from divergent ethnic and cultural backgrounds working in some sense together—surely a humanizing and character building experience. If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth."
-Professor Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1980)

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