Multidimensional Intrusion Detection System for IEC 61850 based SCADA Networks

Yi Yang, Lei Gao, Yu-Bo Yuan, Kieran McLaughlin, Sakir Sezer, Yan-Feng Gong

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Emerging cybersecurity vulnerabilities in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are becoming urgent engineering issues for modern substations. This paper proposes a novel intrusion detection system (IDS) tailored for cybersecurity of IEC 61850 based substations. The proposed IDS integrates physical knowledge, protocol specifications and logical behaviours to provide a comprehensive and effective solution that is able to mitigate various cyberattacks. The proposed approach comprises access control detection, protocol whitelisting, model-based detection, and multi-parameter based detection. This SCADA-specific IDS is implemented and validated using a comprehensive and realistic cyber-physical test-bed and data from a real 500kV smart substation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalIeee Transactions On Power Delivery
Early online date26 Aug 2016
Publication statusEarly online date - 26 Aug 2016

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