Quantification of the Impact of Cyber Attack in Critical Infrastructures

  • Oleksandr Netkachov
  • Peter Popov
  • Kizito Salako
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8696)


In this paper we report on a recent study of the impact of cyber-attacks on the resilience of complex industrial systems. We describe our approach to building a hybrid model consisting of both the system under study and an Adversary, and we demonstrate its use on a complex case study - a reference power transmission network (NORDIC 32), enhanced with a detailed model of the computer and communication system used for monitoring, protection and control. We studied the resilience of the modelled system under different scenarios: i) a base-line scenario in which the modelled system operates in the presence of accidental failures without cyber-attacks; ii) scenarios in which cyber-attacks can occur. We discuss the usefulness of our findings and outline directions for further work.


Critical Infrastructures Power Transmission Network IEC 61850 stochastic modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleksandr Netkachov
    • 1
  • Peter Popov
    • 1
  • Kizito Salako
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Software ReliabilityCity University LondonUK

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