Intrusion Detection System for Network Security in Synchrophasor Systems

Yi Yang, Kieran McLaughlin, Sakir Sezer, Timothy Littler, Bernardi Pranggono, Paul Brogan, Haifeng Wang

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Abstract

Synchrophasor systems will play a crucial role in next generation Smart Grid monitoring, protection and control. However these systems also introduce a multitude of potential vulnerabilities from malicious and inadvertent attacks, which may render erroneous operation or severe damage. This paper proposes a Synchrophasor Specific Intrusion Detection System (SSIDS) for malicious cyber attack and unintended misuse. The SSIDS comprises a heterogeneous whitelist and behavior-based approach to detect known attack types and unknown and so-called ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities and attacks. The paper describes reconnaissance, Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) and Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack types executed against a practical synchrophasor system which are used to validate the real-time effectiveness of the proposed SSIDS cyber detection method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (IETICT 2013)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84919-653-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Smart Grid; Synchrophasor System; Cyber Security; Intrusion Detection

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  • Projects

    R1118ECI: Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

    McCanny, J. V., Cowan, C., Crookes, D., Fusco, V., Linton, D., Liu, W., Miller, P., O'Neill, M., Scanlon, W. & Sezer, S.

    01/08/200930/06/2014

    Project: Research

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    Yang, Y., McLaughlin, K., Sezer, S., Littler, T., Pranggono, B., Brogan, P., & Wang, H. (2013). Intrusion Detection System for Network Security in Synchrophasor Systems. In IET International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (IETICT 2013) IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2013.0059