Photovoltaic (PV) systems, as critical components of the power grid, have become increasingly reliant on standard Information Technology (IT) computing and network infrastructure for their operation and maintenance. However, this dependency exposes PV systems to heightened vulnerabilities and the risk of cyber-attacks. In recent times, the number of reported cyber-attacks targeting PV systems has increased significantly. This paper provides an overview of the cybersecurity challenges faced by PV systems, emphasizing their susceptibility to anomalies and cyber threats. It highlights the urgency of implementing robust cybersecurity measures to protect the integrity and reliability of PV installations. By understanding and addressing these challenges, stakeholders can ensure the resilience and secure integration of PV systems within the power grid infrastructure.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-09-30
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