Security and Resiliency Analytics for Smart Grids

Static and Dynamic Approaches

  • Ehab Al-Shaer
  • Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman

Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ehab Al-Shaer, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman
      Pages 3-13
    3. Ehab Al-Shaer, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman
      Pages 15-26
  3. Formal Analytics for Secure and Resilient Smart Grids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Ehab Al-Shaer, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman
      Pages 29-59
    3. Ehab Al-Shaer, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman
      Pages 61-103
    4. Ehab Al-Shaer, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman
      Pages 105-134
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 135-144

About this book


This book targets the key concern of protecting critical infrastructures such as smart grids. It explains various static and dynamic security analysis techniques that can automatically verify smart grid security and resiliency and identify potential attacks in a proactive manner. 
This book includes three main sections. The first presents the idea of formally verifying the compliance of smart grid configurations with the security and resiliency guidelines. It provides a formal framework that verifies the compliance of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) configurations with the security and resiliency requirements, and generates remediation plans for potential security violations. The second section covers the formal verification of the security and resiliency of smart grid control systems by using a formal model to analyze attack evasions on state estimation, a core control module of the supervisory control system in smart grids. The model identifies attack vectors that can compromise state estimation. This section also covers risk mitigation techniques that synthesize proactive security plans that make such attacks infeasible. The last part of the book discusses the dynamic security analysis for smart grids. It shows that AMI behavior can be modeled using event logs collected at smart collectors, which in turn can be verified using the specification invariants generated from the configurations of the AMI devices. 
Although the focus of this book is smart grid security and resiliency, the included formal analytics are generic enough to be extended to other cyber-physical systems, especially those related to industrial control systems (ICS). Therefore, industry professionals and academic researchers will find this book an exceptional resource to learn theoretical and practical aspects of applying formal methods for the protection of critical infrastructures.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ehab Al-Shaer
    • 1
  • Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Software and Information SystemsUniversity of North Carolina, CharlotteCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceTennessee Tech UniversityCookevilleUSA

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