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Quantification of the Impact of Cyber Attack in Critical Infrastructures

Popov, P. T., Netkachov, A. & Salako, K. ORCID: 0000-0003-0394-7833 (2014). Quantification of the Impact of Cyber Attack in Critical Infrastructures. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8696 L, pp. 316-327. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-10557-4_35


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.

Publication Type: Article
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Publisher Keywords: Critical Infrastructures, Power Transmission Network, IEC 61850, stochastic modelling
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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