Network security monitoring in a small-scale smart-grid laboratory

Matti Mantere, Sami Noponen, Pia Olli, Jarno Salonen

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    Abstract

    Smart grids are the next generation of electrical grids, enabling the better management and leveling of power consumption by suppliers. Via the use of automatic meter reading, smart grid also provides better information to the end-users, making it possible to enhance their energy consumption and adapt it according to the current energy price, availability and other factors. As the grid becomes more and more reliant to ICT and communication networks, risks related to cybersecurity and privacy have to be taken into account. The link between automatic meters and the distribution operator has to be protected from security breaches that may lead to false billing and the transferred data has to be protected as it contains sensitive information about household and business behavior. In this article we present a limited state-of-the-art review as well as a network security monitoring setup for small-scale laboratory that is in essence a small scale smart grid environment. We discuss about the challenges and threats that are possible in the smart grid environment and the feasibility of using network security monitoring techniques that represent our work-in-progress research in this context.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages310-316
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-4223-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014 - Fribourg, Switzerland
    Duration: 8 Sep 201412 Sep 2014

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2014
    Country/TerritorySwitzerland
    CityFribourg
    Period8/09/1412/09/14

    Keywords

    • Cybersecurity
    • ICS security
    • Network security
    • SCADA security
    • Smart-grid

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