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Attack Scenario Modeling for Smart Grids Assessment through Simulation

Tundis, Andrea and Egert, Rolf and Mühlhäuser, Max :
Attack Scenario Modeling for Smart Grids Assessment through Simulation.
In: International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES), August 29 - September 01, 2017, Reggio Calabria, Italy. 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2017) ACM ICPS
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Abstract

<div>Smart Grids (SGs) are Critical Infrastructures</div> <div>(CI), which are responsible for controlling and maintaining</div> <div>the distribution of electricity. To manage this task, modern</div> <div>SGs integrate an Information and Communication Infrastructure</div> <div>(ICT) alongside the electrical power grid. Aside</div> <div>from the benefits derived from the increasing control and</div> <div>management capabilities offered by the ICT, unfortunately</div> <div>the introduction of this cyber layer provides an attractive</div> <div>attack surface for hackers. As a consequence, security</div> <div>becomes a fundamental prerequisite to be fulfilled. In this</div> <div>context, the adoption of Systems Engineering (SE) tools</div> <div>combined with Modeling and Simulation (M&amp;S) techniques</div> <div>represent a promising solution to support the evaluation</div> <div>process of a SG during early design stages. In particular,</div> <div>the paper investigates on the identification, modeling and</div> <div>evaluation of attacks in the SG environment, by proposing a</div> <div>model for representing attack scenarios as a combination of</div> <div>attack types, attack schema and their temporal occurrence.</div> <div>Simulation techniques are exploited to enable the execution</div> <div>of such attack combinations in the SG domain. Specifically,</div> <div>a simulator, which allows to assess the SG behaviour to</div> <div>identify possible flaws and provide preventive actions before</div> <div>its realization, is developed on the basis of the proposed</div> <div>model and exemplified through a case study.</div>

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Tundis, Andrea and Egert, Rolf and Mühlhäuser, Max
Title: Attack Scenario Modeling for Smart Grids Assessment through Simulation
Language: English
Abstract:

<div>Smart Grids (SGs) are Critical Infrastructures</div> <div>(CI), which are responsible for controlling and maintaining</div> <div>the distribution of electricity. To manage this task, modern</div> <div>SGs integrate an Information and Communication Infrastructure</div> <div>(ICT) alongside the electrical power grid. Aside</div> <div>from the benefits derived from the increasing control and</div> <div>management capabilities offered by the ICT, unfortunately</div> <div>the introduction of this cyber layer provides an attractive</div> <div>attack surface for hackers. As a consequence, security</div> <div>becomes a fundamental prerequisite to be fulfilled. In this</div> <div>context, the adoption of Systems Engineering (SE) tools</div> <div>combined with Modeling and Simulation (M&amp;S) techniques</div> <div>represent a promising solution to support the evaluation</div> <div>process of a SG during early design stages. In particular,</div> <div>the paper investigates on the identification, modeling and</div> <div>evaluation of attacks in the SG environment, by proposing a</div> <div>model for representing attack scenarios as a combination of</div> <div>attack types, attack schema and their temporal occurrence.</div> <div>Simulation techniques are exploited to enable the execution</div> <div>of such attack combinations in the SG domain. Specifically,</div> <div>a simulator, which allows to assess the SG behaviour to</div> <div>identify possible flaws and provide preventive actions before</div> <div>its realization, is developed on the basis of the proposed</div> <div>model and exemplified through a case study.</div>

Title of Book: 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2017)
Publisher: ACM ICPS
Uncontrolled Keywords: SPIN: Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks
Divisions: Department of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
Event Title: International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES)
Event Location: Reggio Calabria, Italy
Event Dates: August 29 - September 01, 2017
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 13:42
DOI: 10.1145/3098954.3098966
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2017-0192
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