Security assessment and impact analysis of cyberattacks in integrated T&D power systems

Ioannis Zografopoulos, Charalambos Konstantinou, Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos, Dan Zhu, Robert Broadwater

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In this paper, we examine the impact of cyberattacks in an integrated transmission and distribution (T&D) power grid model with distributed energy resource (DER) integration. We adopt the OCTAVE Allegro methodology to identify critical system assets, enumerate potential threats, analyze, and prioritize risks for threat scenarios. Based on the analysis, attack strategies and exploitation scenarios are identified which could lead to system compromise. Specifically, we investigate the impact of data integrity attacks in inverted-based solar PV controllers, control signal blocking attacks in protective switches and breakers, and coordinated monitoring and switching time-delay attacks.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
StatePublished - May 19 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-10-15
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO) Award Number DE-EE0008768.


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