Model-Free Detection of Cyberattacks on Voltage Control in Distribution Grids
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Incorporating information and communication technology in the operation of the electricity grid is undoubtedly contributing to a more cost-efficient, controllable, and flexible power grid. Although 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 smart grid, developing suitable security mechanisms has become a pressing matter. In this work, we investigate the effectiveness of a model-free state-of-the-art attack-detection method recently proposed by the cybersecurity community in detecting common types of cyberattacks on voltage control in distribution grids. Experimental results show that, by monitoring raw controller and smart-meter data in real time, it is possible to detect denial of service, replay, and integrity attacks, thus contributing to a resilient and more secure grid.

Smart Grid

Model-Free Detection

Cyberattack

Low-Voltage Grid

PASAD

Author

Mohammed S. Kemal

Aalborg University

Wissam Aoudi

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Rasmus L. Olsen

Aalborg University

Magnus Almgren

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Hans-Peter Schwefel

Aalborg University

15th European Dependable Computing Conference

15th European Dependable Computing Conference
Naples, Italy,

Resilient Information and Control Systems (RICS)

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2015-09-01 -- 2020-08-31.

Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with high penetration of renewables (UNITED-GRID)

European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2017-11-01 -- 2020-04-30.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Energy

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Computer Science

DOI

10.1109/EDCC.2019.00041

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