Thermal Engineering

, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp 233–239 | Cite as

Network information attacks on the control systems of power facilities belonging to the critical infrastructure

  • E. L. LoginovEmail author
  • A. N. Raikov
Electrical Part of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants


The most large-scale accidents occurred as a consequence of network information attacks on the control systems of power facilities belonging to the United States’ critical infrastructure are analyzed in the context of possibilities available in modern decision support systems. Trends in the development of technologies for inflicting damage to smart grids are formulated. A volume matrix of parameters characterizing attacks on facilities is constructed. A model describing the performance of a critical infrastructure’s control system after an attack is developed. The recently adopted measures and legislation acts aimed at achieving more efficient protection of critical infrastructure are considered. Approaches to cognitive modeling and networked expertise of intricate situations for supporting the decision-making process, and to setting up a system of indicators for anticipatory monitoring of critical infrastructure are proposed.


critical infrastructure decision support system cognitive modeling accidents control systems network attack anticipatory monitoring security strategy networked expertise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Market ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Control ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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