Impact of Cyber-Security Issues on Smart Grid

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Greater complexity and interconnectivity across systems embracing Smart Grid technologies has meant that cyber-security issues have attracted significant attention. This paper describes pertinent cyber-security requirements, in particular cyber attacks and countermeasures which are critical for reliable Smart Grid operation. Relevant published literature is presented for critical aspects of Smart Grid cyber-security, such as vulnerability, interdependency, simulation, and standards. Furthermore, a preliminary study case is given which demonstrates the impact of a cyber attack which violates the integrity of data on the load management of real power system. Finally, the paper proposes future work plan which focuses on applying intrusion detection and prevention technology to address cyber-security issues. This paper also provides an overview of Smart Grid cyber-security with reference to related cross-disciplinary research topics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd IEEE PES International Conference on Innovative SmartGrid Technologies (ISGT2011, Europe)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-1420-7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
EventThe second European conference and exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 01 Dec 201101 Dec 2011


ConferenceThe second European conference and exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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