A Taxonomy of Data Attacks in Power Systems [article]

Sagnik Basumallik
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In a macro-economic system, all major sectors: agriculture, extraction of natural resources, manufacturing, construction, transport, communication and health services, are dependent on a reliable supply of electricity. Targeted attacks on power networks can lead to disruption in operations, causing significant economic and social losses. When cyber networks in power system are compromised, time-critical data can be dropped and modified, which can impede real time operations and decision making.
more » ... This paper tracks the progress of research in power system cyber security over the last decade and presents a taxonomy of data attacks. Nineteen different attack models against major operation and control blocks are classified into four areas: steady state control, transient and auxiliary control, substation control and load control. For each class, a comprehensive review of mathematical attack models is presented. The goal is to provide a theoretically balanced approach to cyber attacks and their impacts on the reliable functioning of the electric grid.
arXiv:2002.11011v1 fatcat:qnh3li5os5b4tn2iadhy7f24ze