Model-Free Detection of Cyberattacks on Voltage Control in Distribution Grids

Mohammed Seifu Kemal, Wissam Aoudi, Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Magnus Almgren, Hans-Peter Schwefel

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Incorporating information and communication technology in the operation of the electricity grid is undoubtedly contributing to more cost-efficiency, controllability, and improved interfacing for the energy industry. However, inasmuch as this technology is promoting flexibility and convenience, its integration with the electricity grid is rendering this critical infrastructure inherently vulnerable to cyberattacks that have potential to cause large-scale and far-reaching damage. In light of the growing need for a resilient modernized smart grid, developing attack-detection mechanisms has become a pressing matter. In this work, we investigate the effectiveness of PASAD, a model-free method recently proposed by the cybersecurity community, in detecting various common types of cyberattacks on voltage control in distribution grids. The proposed approach is validated through a series of experiments using a low-voltage grid model based on a real distribution grid in Denmark. Experimental results show that, by monitoring raw controller and smart-meter data in real time, PASAD is capable of successfully detecting common cyberattacks such as denial-of-service, replay, and integrity attacks, thus contributing to a more resilient grid.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel15th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)
Antal sider6
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdato7 nov. 2019
Sider171-176
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-7281-3930-2
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-7281-3929-6
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 7 nov. 2019
Begivenhed15th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC) - Naples, Italien
Varighed: 17 sep. 201920 sep. 2019

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Konference15th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)
LandItalien
ByNaples
Periode17/09/201920/09/2019

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Voltage control
Electricity
Smart meters
Critical infrastructures
Controllability
Controllers
Monitoring
Communication
Electric potential
Costs
Industry
Experiments

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Kemal, M. S., Aoudi, W., Olsen, R. L., Almgren, M., & Schwefel, H-P. (2019). Model-Free Detection of Cyberattacks on Voltage Control in Distribution Grids. I 15th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC) (s. 171-176). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDCC.2019.00041
Kemal, Mohammed Seifu ; Aoudi, Wissam ; Olsen, Rasmus Løvenstein ; Almgren, Magnus ; Schwefel, Hans-Peter. / Model-Free Detection of Cyberattacks on Voltage Control in Distribution Grids. 15th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC). IEEE, 2019. s. 171-176
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Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

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Kemal MS, Aoudi W, Olsen RL, Almgren M, Schwefel H-P. Model-Free Detection of Cyberattacks on Voltage Control in Distribution Grids. I 15th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC). IEEE. 2019. s. 171-176 https://doi.org/10.1109/EDCC.2019.00041