Smart grid security issues

Vasco Delgado-Gomes, Joao F. Martins, Celson Lima, Paul Nicolae Borza

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Abstract

The smart grid concept is being fostered due to required evolution of the power network to incorporate distributed energy sources (DES), renewable energy sources (RES), and electric vehicles (EVs). The inclusion of these components on the smart grid requires an information and communication technology (ICT) layer in order to exchange information, control, and monitor the electrical components of the smart grid. The two-way communication flows brings cyber security issues to the smart grid. Different cyber security countermeasures need to be applied to the heterogeneous smart grid according to the computational resources availability, time communication constraints, and sensitive information data. This paper presents the main security issues and challenges of a cyber secure smart grid, whose main objectives are confidentiality, integrity, authorization, and authentication of the exchanged data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages534-538
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015
Event9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015 - Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
CountryPortugal
CityCaparica, Lisbon
Period24/06/1526/06/15

Keywords

  • challenges
  • cyber security
  • information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Smart grid

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