Micro Synchrophasor-Based Intrusion Detection in Automated Distribution Systems: Toward Critical Infrastructure Security

Mahdi Jamei, Emma Stewart, Sean Peisert, Anna Scaglione, Chuck McParland, Ciaran Roberts, Alex McEachern

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Abstract

Because electric power distribution systems are undergoing many technological changes, concerns are emerging about additional vulnerabilities that might arise. Resilient cyber-physical systems (CPSs) must leverage state measures and operational models that interlink their physical and cyber assets, to assess their global state. Here, the authors describe a viable process of abstraction to obtain this holistic state exploration tool by analyzing data from micro-phasor measurement units (μPMUs) and monitoring distribution supervisory control and data acquisition (DSCADA) traffic. To interpret the data, they use semantics that express the specific physical and operational constraints of the system in both cyber and physical realms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7676142
Pages (from-to)18-27
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Internet/Web technologies
  • cybersecurity
  • distribution grid
  • distribution supervisory control and data acquisition (DSCADA)
  • intrusion detection
  • micro phasor measurement unit (μPMU)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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