Development of smart grid testbed with low-cost hardware and software for cybersecurity research and education

ANNOR-ASANTE, Michael and PRANGGONO, Bernardi (2018). Development of smart grid testbed with low-cost hardware and software for cybersecurity research and education. Wireless Personal Communications, 1-21.

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Abstract

Smart Grid, also known as the next generation of the power grid, is considered as a power infrastructure with advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) that will enhance the efficiency and reliability of power systems. For the essential benefits that come with Smart Grid, there are also security risks due to the complexity of advanced ICT utilized in the architecture of Smart Grid to interconnect a huge number of devices and subsystems. Cybersecurity is one of the emerging major threats in Smart Grid that needs to be considered as the attack surface increased. To prevent cyber-attacks, new techniques and methods need to be evaluated in a real-world environment or in a testbed. However, the costs for setting-up Smart Grid testbed is extensive. In this article, we focused on the development of a smart grid testbed with a low-cost hardware and software for cybersecurity research and education. As a case study, we evaluated the testbed with most common cyber-attack such as denial of service (DoS) attack. In addition, the testbed is a useful resource for cybersecurity research and education on different aspects of SCADA systems such as protocol implementation, and PLC programming.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cybersecurity; denial of service; intrusion detection system; modbus; testbed; SCADA; smart grid;
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Engineering and Mathematics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-018-5766-6
Depositing User: Bernardi Pranggono
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 11:21
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2018 10:30
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20883

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