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2021-06-01
Maswood, Mirza Mohd Shahriar, Uddin, Md Ashif, Dey, Uzzwal Kumar, Islam Mamun, Md Mainul, Akter, Moriom, Sonia, Shamima Sultana, Alharbi, Abdullah G..  2020.  A Novel Sensor Design to Sense Liquid Chemical Mixtures using Photonic Crystal Fiber to Achieve High Sensitivity and Low Confinement Losses. 2020 11th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON). :0686—0691.
Chemical sensing is an important issue in food, water, environment, biomedical, and pharmaceutical field. Conventional methods used in laboratory for sensing the chemical are costly, time consuming, and sometimes wastes significant amount of sample. Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) offers high compactness and design flexibility and it can be used as biosensor, chemical sensor, liquid sensor, temperature sensor, mechanical sensor, gas sensor, and so on. In this work, we designed PCF to sense different concentrations of different liquids by one PCF structure. We designed different structure for silica cladding hexagonal PCF to sense different concentrations of benzene-toluene and ethanol-water mixer. Core diameter, air hole diameter, and air hole diameter to lattice pitch ratio are varied to get the optimal result as well to explore the effect of core size, air hole size and the pitch on liquid chemical sensing. Performance of the chemical sensors was examined based on confinement loss and sensitivity. The performance of the sensor varied a lot and basically it depends not only on refractive index of the liquid but also on sensing wavelengths. Our designed sensor can provide comparatively high sensitivity and low confinement loss.
Akand, Tawhida, Islam, Md Jahirul, Kaysir, Md Rejvi.  2020.  Low loss hollow core optical fibers combining lattice and negative curvature structures. 2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP). :698—701.
Negative curvature hollow core fibers (NC-HCFs) realize great research attention due to their comparatively low losses with simplified design and fabrication simplicity. Recently, revolver type fibers that combine the NC-HCF and conventional lattice structured photonic crystal fiber (PCF) have opened up a new era in communications due to their low loss, power confinement capacity, and multi-bandwidth applications. In this study, we present a customized optical fiber design that comprises the PCF with the NC-HCF to get lowest confinement loss. Extensive numerical simulations are performed and a noteworthy low loss of 4.47×10-05dB/m at a wavelength of 0.85 μm has been recorded for the designed fiber, which is almost 4600 times lower than annular revolver type fibers. In addition, a conspicuous low loss transmission bandwidth ranging from 0.6 μm to 1.8 μm has found in this study. This may have potential applications in spectroscopy, material processing, chemical and bio-molecular sensing, security, and industry applications.
2021-05-25
Bakhtiyor, Abdurakhimov, Zarif, Khudoykulov, Orif, Allanov, Ilkhom, Boykuziev.  2020.  Algebraic Cryptanalysis of O'zDSt 1105:2009 Encryption Algorithm. 2020 International Conference on Information Science and Communications Technologies (ICISCT). :1—7.
In this paper, we examine algebraic attacks on the O'zDSt 1105:2009. We begin with a brief review of the meaning of algebraic cryptanalysis, followed by an algebraic cryptanalysis of O'zDSt 1105:2009. Primarily O'zDSt 1105:2009 encryption algorithm is decomposed and each transformation in it is algebraic described separately. Then input and output of each transformation are expressed with other transformation, encryption key, plaintext and cipher text. Created equations, unknowns on it and degree of unknowns are analyzed, and then overall result is given. Based on experimental results, it is impossible to save all system of equations that describes all transformations in O'zDSt 1105:2009 standard. Because, this task requires 273 bytes for the second round. For this reason, it is advisable to evaluate the parameters of the system of algebraic equations, representing the O'zDSt 1105:2009 standard, theoretically.
Raj, Rajendra K., Ekstrom, Joseph J., Impagliazzo, John, Lingafelt, Steven, Parrish, Allen, Reif, Harry, Sobiesk, Ed.  2017.  Perspectives on the future of cybersecurity education. 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). :1—2.
As the worldwide demand for cybersecurity-trained professionals continues to grow, the need to understand and define what cybersecurity education really means at the college or university level. Given the relative infancy of these efforts to define undergraduate cybersecurity programs, the panelists will present different perspectives on how such programs can be structured. They will then engage with the audience to explore additional viewpoints on cybersecurity, and work toward a shared understanding of undergraduate cybersecurity programs.
2021-05-18
Intharawijitr, Krittin, Harvey, Paul, Imai, Pierre.  2020.  A Feasibility Study of Cache in Smart Edge Router for Web-Access Accelerator. 2020 IEEE/ACM 13th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC). :360–365.
Regardless of the setting, edge computing has drawn much attention from both the academic and industrial communities. For edge computing, content delivery networks are both a concrete and production deployable use case. While viable at the WAN or telco edge scale, it is unclear if this extends to others, such as in home WiFi routers, as has been assumed by some. In this work-in-progress, we present an initial study on the viability of using smart edge WiFi routers as a caching location. We describe the simulator we created to test this, as well as the analysis of the results obtained. We use 1 day of e-commerce web log traffic from a public data set, as well as a sampled subset of our own site - part of an ecosystem of over 111 million users. We show that in the best case scenario, smart edge routers are inappropriate for e-commerce web caching.
Niloy, Nishat Tasnim, Islam, Md. Shariful.  2020.  IntellCache: An Intelligent Web Caching Scheme for Multimedia Contents. 2020 Joint 9th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics Vision (ICIEV) and 2020 4th International Conference on Imaging, Vision Pattern Recognition (icIVPR). :1–6.
The traditional reactive web caching system is getting less popular day by day due to its inefficiency in handling the overwhelming requests for multimedia content. An intelligent web caching system intends to take optimal cache decisions by predicting future popular contents (FPC) proactively. In recent years, a few approaches have proposed some intelligent caching system where they were concerned about proactive caching. Those works intensified the importance of FPC prediction using the prediction models. However, only FPC prediction may not help to get the optimal solution in every scenario. In this paper, a technique named IntellCache has been proposed that increases the caching efficiency by taking a cache decision i.e. content storing decision before storing the predicted FPC. Different deep learning models such as- multilayer perceptron (MLP), Long short-term memory (LSTM) of Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) and ConvLSTM a combination of LSTM and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) are compared to identify the most efficient model for FPC. The information on the contents of 18 years from the MovieLens data repository has been mined to evaluate the proposed approach. Results show that this proposed scheme outperforms previous solutions by achieving a higher cache hit ratio and lower average delay and thus, ensures users' satisfaction.
Iorga, Denis, Corlătescu, Dragos, Grigorescu, Octavian, Săndescu, Cristian, Dascălu, Mihai, Rughiniş, Razvan.  2020.  Early Detection of Vulnerabilities from News Websites using Machine Learning Models. 2020 19th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research (RoEduNet). :1–6.
The drawbacks of traditional methods of cybernetic vulnerability detection relate to the required time to identify new threats, to register them in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) records, and to score them with the Common Vulnerabilities Scoring System (CVSS). These problems can be mitigated by early vulnerability detection systems relying on social media and open-source data. This paper presents a model that aims to identify emerging cybernetic vulnerabilities in cybersecurity news articles, as part of a system for automatic detection of early cybernetic threats using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Three machine learning models were trained on a novel dataset of 1000 labeled news articles to create a strong baseline for classifying cybersecurity articles as relevant (i.e., introducing new security threats), or irrelevant: Support Vector Machines, a Multinomial Naïve Bayes classifier, and a finetuned BERT model. The BERT model obtained the best performance with a mean accuracy of 88.45% on the test dataset. Our experiments support the conclusion that Natural Language Processing (NLP) models are an appropriate choice for early vulnerability detection systems in order to extract relevant information from cybersecurity news articles.
2021-05-13
Ilsenstein, Lisa, Koch, Manfred, Steinhart, Heinrich.  2020.  Definition of Attack Vectors to detect possible Cyber-Attacks on Electrical Machines. PCIM Europe digital days 2020; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. :1—7.
System safety and cyber security have a great effect on the availability of devices that are interconnected. With the rising interconnection of critical infrastructures new risks occur, which have to be detected and warded. Therefore, attack vectors are defined to determine deviations to the nominal values of a cyber-physical system in this paper. Through an elaborated cyber security concept, the tasks of a simple motor protecting switch and additional tasks to detect cyber-attacks can be implemented. The simulative result of an exemplary overvoltage shows the impact on the RMS and phase voltages of a monitored drive.
Hachimi, Marouane, Kaddoum, Georges, Gagnon, Ghyslain, Illy, Poulmanogo.  2020.  Multi-stage Jamming Attacks Detection using Deep Learning Combined with Kernelized Support Vector Machine in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks. 2020 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC). :1—5.

In 5G networks, the Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) is considered a promising future architecture in terms of minimizing energy consumption and allocating resources efficiently by providing real-time cloud infrastructures, cooperative radio, and centralized data processing. Recently, given their vulnerability to malicious attacks, the security of C-RAN networks has attracted significant attention. Among various anomaly-based intrusion detection techniques, the most promising one is the machine learning-based intrusion detection as it learns without human assistance and adjusts actions accordingly. In this direction, many solutions have been proposed, but they show either low accuracy in terms of attack classification or they offer just a single layer of attack detection. This research focuses on deploying a multi-stage machine learning-based intrusion detection (ML-IDS) in 5G C-RAN that can detect and classify four types of jamming attacks: constant jamming, random jamming, deceptive jamming, and reactive jamming. This deployment enhances security by minimizing the false negatives in C-RAN architectures. The experimental evaluation of the proposed solution is carried out using WSN-DS (Wireless Sensor Networks DataSet), which is a dedicated wireless dataset for intrusion detection. The final classification accuracy of attacks is 94.51% with a 7.84% false negative rate.

Kayes, A.S.M., Hammoudeh, Mohammad, Badsha, Shahriar, Watters, Paul A., Ng, Alex, Mohammed, Fatma, Islam, Mofakharul.  2020.  Responsibility Attribution Against Data Breaches. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Informatics, IoT, and Enabling Technologies (ICIoT). :498–503.
Electronic crimes like data breaches in healthcare systems are often a fundamental failures of access control mechanisms. Most of current access control systems do not provide an accessible way to engage users in decision making processes, about who should have access to what data and when. We advocate that a policy ontology can contribute towards the development of an effective access control system by attributing responsibility for data breaches. We propose a responsibility attribution model as a theoretical construct and discuss its implication by introducing a cost model for data breach countermeasures. Then, a policy ontology is presented to realize the proposed responsibility and cost models. An experimental study on the performance of the proposed framework is conducted with respect to a more generic access control framework. The practicality of the proposed solution is demonstrated through a case study from the healthcare domain.
2021-05-05
Chalkiadakis, Nikolaos, Deyannis, Dimitris, Karnikis, Dimitris, Vasiliadis, Giorgos, Ioannidis, Sotiris.  2020.  The Million Dollar Handshake: Secure and Attested Communications in the Cloud. 2020 IEEE 13th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). :63—70.

The number of applications and services that are hosted on cloud platforms is constantly increasing. Nowadays, more and more applications are hosted as services on cloud platforms, co-existing with other services in a mutually untrusted environment. Facilities such as virtual machines, containers and encrypted communication channels aim to offer isolation between the various applications and protect sensitive user data. However, such techniques are not always able to provide a secure execution environment for sensitive applications nor they offer guarantees that data are not monitored by an honest but curious provider once they reach the cloud infrastructure. The recent advancements of trusted execution environments within commodity processors, such as Intel SGX, provide a secure reverse sandbox, where code and data are isolated even from the underlying operating system. Moreover, Intel SGX provides a remote attestation mechanism, allowing the communicating parties to verify their identity as well as prove that code is executed on hardware-assisted software enclaves. Many approaches try to ensure code and data integrity, as well as enforce channel encryption schemes such as TLS, however, these techniques are not enough to achieve complete isolation and secure communications without hardware assistance or are not efficient in terms of performance. In this work, we design and implement a practical attestation system that allows the service provider to offer a seamless attestation service between the hosted applications and the end clients. Furthermore, we implement a novel caching system that is capable to eliminate the latencies introduced by the remote attestation process. Our approach allows the parties to attest one another before each communication attempt, with improved performance when compared to a standard TLS handshake.

Osaretin, Charles Aimiuwu, Zamanlou, Mohammad, Iqbal, M. Tariq, Butt, Stephen.  2020.  Open Source IoT-Based SCADA System for Remote Oil Facilities Using Node-RED and Arduino Microcontrollers. 2020 11th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON). :0571—0575.
An open source and low-cost Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System based on Node-RED and Arduino microcontrollers is presented in this paper. The system is designed for monitoring, supervision, and remotely controlling motors and sensors deployed for oil and gas facilities. The Internet of Things (IoT) based SCADA system consists of a host computer on which a server is deployed using the Node-RED programming tool and two terminal units connected to it: Arduino Uno and Arduino Mega. The Arduino Uno collects and communicates the data acquired from the temperature, flowrate, and water level sensors to the Node-Red on the computer through the serial port. It also uses a local liquid crystal display (LCD) to display the temperature. Node-RED on the computer retrieves the data from the voltage, current, rotary, accelerometer, and distance sensors through the Arduino Mega. Also, a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) is created using Node-RED and hosted on the local server for parsing the collected data. Finally, an HTTP basic access authentication is implemented using Nginx to control the clients' access from the Internet to the local server and to enhance its security and reliability.
2021-04-28
Islam, M., Rahaman, S., Meng, N., Hassanshahi, B., Krishnan, P., Yao, D. D..  2020.  Coding Practices and Recommendations of Spring Security for Enterprise Applications. 2020 IEEE Secure Development (SecDev). :49—57.
Spring security is tremendously popular among practitioners for its ease of use to secure enterprise applications. In this paper, we study the application framework misconfiguration vulnerabilities in the light of Spring security, which is relatively understudied in the existing literature. Towards that goal, we identify 6 types of security anti-patterns and 4 insecure vulnerable defaults by conducting a measurement-based approach on 28 Spring applications. Our analysis shows that security risks associated with the identified security anti-patterns and insecure defaults can leave the enterprise application vulnerable to a wide range of high-risk attacks. To prevent these high-risk attacks, we also provide recommendations for practitioners. Consequently, our study has contributed one update to the official Spring security documentation while other security issues identified in this study are being considered for future major releases by Spring security community.
2021-04-27
Reddy, C. b Manjunath, reddy, U. k, Brumancia, E., Gomathi, R. M., Indira, K..  2020.  Integrative Approach Of Big Data And Network Attacks Analysis In Cloud Environment. 2020 4th International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI)(48184). :314—317.

Lately mining of information from online life is pulling in more consideration because of the blast in the development of Big Data. In security, Big Data manages an assortment of immense advanced data for investigating, envisioning and to draw the bits of knowledge for the expectation and anticipation of digital assaults. Big Data Analytics (BDA) is the term composed by experts to portray the art of dealing with, taking care of and gathering a great deal of data for future evaluation. Data is being made at an upsetting rate. The quick improvement of the Internet, Internet of Things (IoT) and other creative advances are the rule liable gatherings behind this proceeded with advancement. The data made is an impression of the earth, it is conveyed out of, along these lines can use the data got away from structures to understand the internal exercises of that system. This has become a significant element in cyber security where the objective is to secure resources. Moreover, the developing estimation of information has made large information a high worth objective. Right now, investigate ongoing exploration works in cyber security comparable to huge information and feature how Big information is secured and how huge information can likewise be utilized as a device for cyber security. Simultaneously, a Big Data based concentrated log investigation framework is actualized to distinguish the system traffic happened with assailants through DDOS, SQL Injection and Bruce Force assault. The log record is naturally transmitted to the brought together cloud server and big information is started in the investigation process.

Vuppalapati, C., Ilapakurti, A., Kedari, S., Vuppalapati, R., Vuppalapati, J., Kedari, S..  2020.  The Role of Combinatorial Mathematical Optimization and Heuristics to improve Small Farmers to Veterinarian access and to create a Sustainable Food Future for the World. 2020 Fourth World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability (WorldS4). :214–221.
The Global Demand for agriculture and dairy products is rising. Demand is expected to double by 2050. This will challenge agriculture markets in a way we have not seen before. For instance, unprecedented demand to increase in dairy farm productivity of already shrinking farms, untethered perpetual access to veterinarians by small dairy farms, economic engines of the developing countries, for animal husbandry and, finally, unprecedented need to increase productivity of veterinarians who're already understaffed, over-stressed, resource constrained to meet the current global dairy demands. The lack of innovative solutions to address the challenge would result in a major obstacle to achieve sustainable food future and a colossal roadblock ending economic disparities. The paper proposes a novel innovative data driven framework cropped by data generated using dairy Sensors and by mathematical formulations using Solvers to generate an exclusive veterinarian daily farms prioritized visit list so as to have a greater coverage of the most needed farms performed in-time and improve small farmers access to veterinarians, a precious and highly shortage & stressed resource.
Tolsdorf, J., Iacono, L. Lo.  2020.  Vision: Shred If Insecure – Persuasive Message Design as a Lesson and Alternative to Previous Approaches to Usable Secure Email Interfaces. 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS PW). :172–177.
Despite the advances in research on usable secure email, the majority of mail user agents found in practice still violates best practices in UI design and uses ineffective and inhomogeneous design strategies to communicate and let users control the security status of an email message.We propose a novel interaction and design concept that we refer to as persuasive message design. Our approach is derived from heuristics and a systematic meta-study of existing HCI literature on email management, usable secure email and phishing research. Concluding on this body of knowledge we propose the design of interfaces that suppress weak cues and instead manipulate the display of emails according to their technical security level. Persuasive message design addresses several shortcomings of current secure email user interfaces and provides a consistent user experience that can be deployed even by email providers.
Stanković, I., Brajović, M., Daković, M., Stanković, L., Ioana, C..  2020.  Quantization Effect in Nonuniform Nonsparse Signal Reconstruction. 2020 9th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO). :1–4.
This paper examines the influence of quantization on the compressive sensing theory applied to the nonuniformly sampled nonsparse signals with reduced set of randomly positioned measurements. The error of the reconstruction will be generalized to exact expected squared error expression. The aim is to connect the generalized random sampling strategy with the quantization effect, finding the resulting error of the reconstruction. Small sampling deviations correspond to the imprecisions of the sampling strategy, while completely random sampling schemes causes large sampling deviations. Numerical examples provide an agreement between the statistical results and theoretical values.
2021-04-08
Al-Dhaqm, A., Razak, S. A., Ikuesan, R. A., Kebande, V. R., Siddique, K..  2020.  A Review of Mobile Forensic Investigation Process Models. IEEE Access. 8:173359—173375.
Mobile Forensics (MF) field uses prescribed scientific approaches with a focus on recovering Potential Digital Evidence (PDE) from mobile devices leveraging forensic techniques. Consequently, increased proliferation, mobile-based services, and the need for new requirements have led to the development of the MF field, which has in the recent past become an area of importance. In this article, the authors take a step to conduct a review on Mobile Forensics Investigation Process Models (MFIPMs) as a step towards uncovering the MF transitions as well as identifying open and future challenges. Based on the study conducted in this article, a review of the literature revealed that there are a few MFIPMs that are designed for solving certain mobile scenarios, with a variety of concepts, investigation processes, activities, and tasks. A total of 100 MFIPMs were reviewed, to present an inclusive and up-to-date background of MFIPMs. Also, this study proposes a Harmonized Mobile Forensic Investigation Process Model (HMFIPM) for the MF field to unify and structure whole redundant investigation processes of the MF field. The paper also goes the extra mile to discuss the state of the art of mobile forensic tools, open and future challenges from a generic standpoint. The results of this study find direct relevance to forensic practitioners and researchers who could leverage the comprehensiveness of the developed processes for investigation.
Al-Dhaqm, A., Razak, S. A., Dampier, D. A., Choo, K. R., Siddique, K., Ikuesan, R. A., Alqarni, A., Kebande, V. R..  2020.  Categorization and Organization of Database Forensic Investigation Processes. IEEE Access. 8:112846—112858.
Database forensic investigation (DBFI) is an important area of research within digital forensics. It's importance is growing as digital data becomes more extensive and commonplace. The challenges associated with DBFI are numerous, and one of the challenges is the lack of a harmonized DBFI process for investigators to follow. In this paper, therefore, we conduct a survey of existing literature with the hope of understanding the body of work already accomplished. Furthermore, we build on the existing literature to present a harmonized DBFI process using design science research methodology. This harmonized DBFI process has been developed based on three key categories (i.e. planning, preparation and pre-response, acquisition and preservation, and analysis and reconstruction). Furthermore, the DBFI has been designed to avoid confusion or ambiguity, as well as providing practitioners with a systematic method of performing DBFI with a higher degree of certainty.
Igbe, O., Saadawi, T..  2018.  Insider Threat Detection using an Artificial Immune system Algorithm. 2018 9th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON). :297—302.
Insider threats result from legitimate users abusing their privileges, causing tremendous damage or losses. Malicious insiders can be the main threats to an organization. This paper presents an anomaly detection system for detecting insider threat activities in an organization using an ensemble that consists of negative selection algorithms (NSA). The proposed system classifies a selected user activity into either of two classes: "normal" or "malicious." The effectiveness of our proposed detection system is evaluated using case studies from the computer emergency response team (CERT) synthetic insider threat dataset. Our results show that the proposed method is very effective in detecting insider threats.
Imai, H., Hanaoka, G., Shikata, J., Otsuka, A., Nascimento, A. C..  2002.  Cryptography with information theoretic security. Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop. :73–.
Summary form only given. We discuss information-theoretic methods to prove the security of cryptosystems. We study what is called, unconditionally secure (or information-theoretically secure) cryptographic schemes in search for a system that can provide long-term security and that does not impose limits on the adversary's computational power.
Iwamoto, M., Ohta, K., Shikata, J..  2018.  Security Formalizations and Their Relationships for Encryption and Key Agreement in Information-Theoretic Cryptography. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 64:654–685.
This paper analyzes the formalizations of information-theoretic security for the fundamental primitives in cryptography: symmetric-key encryption and key agreement. Revisiting the previous results, we can formalize information-theoretic security using different methods, by extending Shannon's perfect secrecy, by information-theoretic analogues of indistinguishability and semantic security, and by the frameworks for composability of protocols. We show the relationships among the security formalizations and obtain the following results. First, in the case of encryption, there are significant gaps among the formalizations, and a certain type of relaxed perfect secrecy or a variant of information-theoretic indistinguishability is the strongest notion. Second, in the case of key agreement, there are significant gaps among the formalizations, and a certain type of relaxed perfect secrecy is the strongest notion. In particular, in both encryption and key agreement, the formalization of composable security is not stronger than any other formalizations. Furthermore, as an application of the relationships in encryption and key agreement, we simultaneously derive a family of lower bounds on the size of secret keys and security quantities required under the above formalizations, which also implies the importance and usefulness of the relationships.
2021-03-22
Yakymenko, I., Kasianchuk, M., Gomotiuk, O., Tereshchuk, G., Ivasiev, S., Basistyi, P..  2020.  Elgamal cryptoalgorithm on the basis of the vector-module method of modular exponentiation and multiplication. 2020 IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Trends in Radioelectronics, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering (TCSET). :926–929.
This paper presents the implementation of the ELGamal cryptoalgorithm for information flows encryption / decryption, which is based on the application of the vector-modular method of modular exponentiation and multiplication. This allows us to replace the complex operation of the modular exponentiation with multiplication and the last one with addition that increases the speed of the cryptosystem. In accordance with this, the application of the vector-modular method allows us to reduce the modular exponentiation and multiplication temporal complexity in comparison with the classical one.
2021-03-17
Kushal, T. R. B., Gao, Z., Wang, J., Illindala, M. S..  2020.  Causal Chain of Time Delay Attack on Synchronous Generator Control. 2020 IEEE Power Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). :1—5.

Wide integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in modern power grids has brought many benefits as well as the risk of cyber attacks. A critical step towards defending grid cyber security is to understand the cyber-physical causal chain, which describes the progression of intrusion in cyber-space leading to the formation of consequences on the physical power grid. In this paper, we develop an attack vector for a time delay attack at load frequency control in the power grid. Distinct from existing works, which are separately focused on cyber intrusion, grid response, or testbed validation, the proposed attack vector for the first time provides a full cyber-physical causal chain. It targets specific vulnerabilities in the protocols, performs a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, induces the delays in control loop, and destabilizes grid frequency. The proposed attack vector is proved in theory, presented as an attack tree, and validated in an experimental environment. The results will provide valuable insights to develop security measures and robust controls against time delay attacks.

2021-03-15
Ibrahim, A. A., Ata, S. Özgür, Durak-Ata, L..  2020.  Performance Analysis of FSO Systems over Imperfect Málaga Atmospheric Turbulence Channels with Pointing Errors. 2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). :1–5.
In this study, we investigate the performance of FSO communication systems under more realistic channel model considering atmospheric turbulence, pointing errors and channel estimation errors together. For this aim, we first derived the composite probability density function (PDF) of imperfect Málaga turbulence channel with pointing errors. Then using this PDF, we obtained bit-error-rate (BER) and ergodic channel capacity (ECC) expressions in closed forms. Additionally, we present the BER and ECC metrics of imperfect Gamma-Gamma and K turbulence channels with pointing errors as special cases of Málaga channel. We further verified our analytic results through Monte-Carlo simulations.