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An Integrated Tool for Supporting the Design and Virtual Evaluation of Smart Grids

Egert, Rolf and Tundis, Andrea and Volk, Florian and Mühlhäuser, Max :
An Integrated Tool for Supporting the Design and Virtual Evaluation of Smart Grids.
[Online-Edition: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8340675]
In: International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), October 23 - 27, 2017, Dresden, Germany. IEEE
[Conference or Workshop Item] , (2017)

Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8340675

Abstract

<div>Energy grids and critical infrastructures in general</div> <div>undergo drastic changes. Specifically, energy grids evolve from</div> <div>centrally managed hierarchical networks with central production</div> <div>to locally supplied Smart Grids with distributed management.</div> <div>Therefore, information and communication technology (ICT)</div> <div>is added to these critical infrastructures. Thus, they become</div> <div>vulnerable to new attack vectors introduced by ICT. New</div> <div>methods and processes cannot be tested in real networks as such</div> <div>test are expensive and risk the proper function of the critical</div> <div>infrastructures. Existing simulation software either does not take</div> <div>ICT attacks into account or is designed too general with a lot</div> <div>of abstraction loss. In this paper, we present a time-discrete</div> <div>simulation environment that enables the simulation of smart grid</div> <div>ICT components. Moreover, attacks can be modeled and can be</div> <div>injected into the simulation. With the help of our simulation</div> <div>environment, system designers can evaluate the behaviour in</div> <div>the presence of threats and identify vulnerabilities as well as</div> <div>possible solutions already during the design phase. We present</div> <div>our simulation environment based on a case study extracted</div> <div>from a research project on the resilience of energy grids and</div> <div>exemplary show how two attacks influence the underlying critical</div> <div>infrastructure.</div>

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Egert, Rolf and Tundis, Andrea and Volk, Florian and Mühlhäuser, Max
Title: An Integrated Tool for Supporting the Design and Virtual Evaluation of Smart Grids
Language: English
Abstract:

<div>Energy grids and critical infrastructures in general</div> <div>undergo drastic changes. Specifically, energy grids evolve from</div> <div>centrally managed hierarchical networks with central production</div> <div>to locally supplied Smart Grids with distributed management.</div> <div>Therefore, information and communication technology (ICT)</div> <div>is added to these critical infrastructures. Thus, they become</div> <div>vulnerable to new attack vectors introduced by ICT. New</div> <div>methods and processes cannot be tested in real networks as such</div> <div>test are expensive and risk the proper function of the critical</div> <div>infrastructures. Existing simulation software either does not take</div> <div>ICT attacks into account or is designed too general with a lot</div> <div>of abstraction loss. In this paper, we present a time-discrete</div> <div>simulation environment that enables the simulation of smart grid</div> <div>ICT components. Moreover, attacks can be modeled and can be</div> <div>injected into the simulation. With the help of our simulation</div> <div>environment, system designers can evaluate the behaviour in</div> <div>the presence of threats and identify vulnerabilities as well as</div> <div>possible solutions already during the design phase. We present</div> <div>our simulation environment based on a case study extracted</div> <div>from a research project on the resilience of energy grids and</div> <div>exemplary show how two attacks influence the underlying critical</div> <div>infrastructure.</div>

Publisher: IEEE
Uncontrolled Keywords: SPIN: Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks
Divisions: Department of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
Event Title: International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm)
Event Location: Dresden, Germany
Event Dates: October 23 - 27, 2017
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 09:22
DOI: 10.1109/SmartGridComm.2017.8340675
Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8340675
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2017-0193
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