Multi-Attribute SCADA-Specific Intrusion Detection System for Power Networks

Y. Yang, K. McLaughlin, S. Sezer, T. Littler, E. G. Im, B. Pranggono, H.F. Wang

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The increased interconnectivity and complexity of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in power system networks has exposed the systems to a multitude of potential vulnerabilities. In this paper, we present a novel approach for a next-generation SCADA-specific intrusion detection system (IDS). The proposed system analyzes multiple attributes in order to provide a comprehensive solution that is able to mitigate varied cyber-attack threats. The multiattribute IDS comprises a heterogeneous white list and behavior-based concept in order to make SCADA cybersystems more secure. This paper also proposes a multilayer cyber-security framework based on IDS for protecting SCADA cybersecurity in smart grids without compromising the availability of normal data. In addition, this paper presents a SCADA-specific cybersecurity testbed to investigate simulated attacks, which has been used in this paper to validate the proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1092-1102
JournalIeee Transactions On Power Delivery
Issue number3
Early online date11 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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