Practical Challenges of Attack Detection in Microgrids Using Machine Learning

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Journal / PublicationJournal of Sensor and Actuator Networks
Volume12
Issue number1
Online published18 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

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Abstract

The move towards renewable energy and technological advancements in the generation, distribution and transmission of electricity have increased the popularity of microgrids. The popularity of these decentralised applications has coincided with advancements in the field of telecommunications allowing for the efficient implementation of these applications. This convenience has, however, also coincided with an increase in the attack surface of these systems, resulting in an increase in the number of cyber-attacks against them. Preventative network security mechanisms alone are not enough to protect these systems as a critical design feature is system resilience, so intrusion detection and prevention system are required. The practical consideration for the implementation of the proposed schemes in practice is, however, neglected in the literature. This paper attempts to address this by generalising these considerations and using the lessons learned from water distribution systems as a case study. It was found that the considerations are similar irrespective of the application environment even though context-specific information is a requirement for effective deployment. © 2023 by the authors.

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  • cyber–physical systems, industrial control systems, intrusion detection systems, machine learning, microgrids, network security

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Practical Challenges of Attack Detection in Microgrids Using Machine Learning. / Ramotsoela, Daniel T.; Hancke, Gerhard P.; Abu-Mahfouz, Adnan M.
In: Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, Vol. 12, No. 1, 7, 02.2023.

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