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A survey on cyber security for smart grid communications

Yan, Y and Qian, Y and Sharif, H and Tipper, D (2012) A survey on cyber security for smart grid communications. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 14 (4). 998 - 1010.

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A smart grid is a new form of electricity network with high fidelity power-flow control, self-healing, and energy reliability and energy security using digital communications and control technology. To upgrade an existing power grid into a smart grid, it requires significant dependence on intelligent and secure communication infrastructures. It requires security frameworks for distributed communications, pervasive computing and sensing technologies in smart grid. However, as many of the communication technologies currently recommended to use by a smart grid is vulnerable in cyber security, it could lead to unreliable system operations, causing unnecessary expenditure, even consequential disaster to both utilities and consumers. In this paper, we summarize the cyber security requirements and the possible vulnerabilities in smart grid communications and survey the current solutions on cyber security for smart grid communications. © 2012 IEEE.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Yan, Y
Qian, Y
Sharif, H
Tipper, Ddtipper@pitt.eduDTIPPER0000-0002-9429-6425
Date: 1 January 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
Volume: 14
Number: 4
Page Range: 998 - 1010
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/surv.2012.010912.00035
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 14:55


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