Multiattribute SCADA-specific intrusion detection system for power networks

Yi Yang, Kieran McLaughlin, Sakir Sezer, Timothy Littler, Eul Gyu Im, Bernardi Pranggono, Haifeng Wang

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    The increased interconnectivity and complexity of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in power system networks has exposed the systems to a multitude of potential vulnerabilities. In this paper we present a novel approach for a next generation SCADA-specific Intrusion Detection System (IDS). The proposed system analyses multiple attributes in order to provide a comprehensive solution able to mitigate varied cyber attack threats. The multi-attribute IDS comprises a heterogeneous whitelist and behaviour-based concept in order to make SCADA cyber systems more secure. This paper also proposes a multilayer cyber-security framework based on IDS for protecting SCADA cyber-security in Smart Grids without compromising the availability of normal data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1092-1102
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
    Issue number3
    Early online date19 Feb 2014
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


    • power systems
    • cybersystems
    • smart grids


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