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2020-02-18
Huang, Yonghong, Verma, Utkarsh, Fralick, Celeste, Infantec-Lopez, Gabriel, Kumar, Brajesh, Woodward, Carl.  2019.  Malware Evasion Attack and Defense. 2019 49th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DSN-W). :34–38.
Machine learning (ML) classifiers are vulnerable to adversarial examples. An adversarial example is an input sample which is slightly modified to induce misclassification in an ML classifier. In this work, we investigate white-box and grey-box evasion attacks to an ML-based malware detector and conduct performance evaluations in a real-world setting. We compare the defense approaches in mitigating the attacks. We propose a framework for deploying grey-box and black-box attacks to malware detection systems.
Han, Chihye, Yoon, Wonjun, Kwon, Gihyun, Kim, Daeshik, Nam, Seungkyu.  2019.  Representation of White- and Black-Box Adversarial Examples in Deep Neural Networks and Humans: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. 2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). :1–8.
The recent success of brain-inspired deep neural networks (DNNs) in solving complex, high-level visual tasks has led to rising expectations for their potential to match the human visual system. However, DNNs exhibit idiosyncrasies that suggest their visual representation and processing might be substantially different from human vision. One limitation of DNNs is that they are vulnerable to adversarial examples, input images on which subtle, carefully designed noises are added to fool a machine classifier. The robustness of the human visual system against adversarial examples is potentially of great importance as it could uncover a key mechanistic feature that machine vision is yet to incorporate. In this study, we compare the visual representations of white- and black-box adversarial examples in DNNs and humans by leveraging functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We find a small but significant difference in representation patterns for different (i.e. white- versus black-box) types of adversarial examples for both humans and DNNs. However, human performance on categorical judgment is not degraded by noise regardless of the type unlike DNN. These results suggest that adversarial examples may be differentially represented in the human visual system, but unable to affect the perceptual experience.
Gotsman, Alexey, Lefort, Anatole, Chockler, Gregory.  2019.  White-Box Atomic Multicast. 2019 49th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). :176–187.
Atomic multicast is a communication primitive that delivers messages to multiple groups of processes according to some total order, with each group receiving the projection of the total order onto messages addressed to it. To be scalable, atomic multicast needs to be genuine, meaning that only the destination processes of a message should participate in ordering it. In this paper we propose a novel genuine atomic multicast protocol that in the absence of failures takes as low as 3 message delays to deliver a message when no other messages are multicast concurrently to its destination groups, and 5 message delays in the presence of concurrency. This improves the latencies of both the fault-tolerant version of classical Skeen's multicast protocol (6 or 12 message delays, depending on concurrency) and its recent improvement by Coelho et al. (4 or 8 message delays). To achieve such low latencies, we depart from the typical way of guaranteeing fault-tolerance by replicating each group with Paxos. Instead, we weave Paxos and Skeen's protocol together into a single coherent protocol, exploiting opportunities for white-box optimisations. We experimentally demonstrate that the superior theoretical characteristics of our protocol are reflected in practical performance pay-offs.
Yu, Jing, Fu, Yao, Zheng, Yanan, Wang, Zheng, Ye, Xiaojun.  2019.  Test4Deep: An Effective White-Box Testing for Deep Neural Networks. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC). :16–23.
Current testing for Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) focuses on quantity of test cases but ignores diversity. To the best of our knowledge, DeepXplore is the first white-box framework for Deep Learning testing by triggering differential behaviors between multiple DNNs and increasing neuron coverage to improve diversity. Since it is based on multiple DNNs facing problems that (1) the framework is not friendly to a single DNN, (2) if incorrect predictions made by all DNNs simultaneously, DeepXplore cannot generate test cases. This paper presents Test4Deep, a white-box testing framework based on a single DNN. Test4Deep avoids mistakes of multiple DNNs by inducing inconsistencies between predicted labels of original inputs and that of generated test inputs. Meanwhile, Test4Deep improves neuron coverage to capture more diversity by attempting to activate more inactivated neurons. The proposed method was evaluated on three popular datasets with nine DNNs. Compared to DeepXplore, Test4Deep produced average 4.59% (maximum 10.49%) more test cases that all found errors and faults of DNNs. These test cases got 19.57% more diversity increment and 25.88% increment of neuron coverage. Test4Deep can further be used to improve the accuracy of DNNs by average up to 5.72% (maximum 7.0%).
Nasr, Milad, Shokri, Reza, Houmansadr, Amir.  2019.  Comprehensive Privacy Analysis of Deep Learning: Passive and Active White-Box Inference Attacks against Centralized and Federated Learning. 2019 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP). :739–753.
Deep neural networks are susceptible to various inference attacks as they remember information about their training data. We design white-box inference attacks to perform a comprehensive privacy analysis of deep learning models. We measure the privacy leakage through parameters of fully trained models as well as the parameter updates of models during training. We design inference algorithms for both centralized and federated learning, with respect to passive and active inference attackers, and assuming different adversary prior knowledge. We evaluate our novel white-box membership inference attacks against deep learning algorithms to trace their training data records. We show that a straightforward extension of the known black-box attacks to the white-box setting (through analyzing the outputs of activation functions) is ineffective. We therefore design new algorithms tailored to the white-box setting by exploiting the privacy vulnerabilities of the stochastic gradient descent algorithm, which is the algorithm used to train deep neural networks. We investigate the reasons why deep learning models may leak information about their training data. We then show that even well-generalized models are significantly susceptible to white-box membership inference attacks, by analyzing state-of-the-art pre-trained and publicly available models for the CIFAR dataset. We also show how adversarial participants, in the federated learning setting, can successfully run active membership inference attacks against other participants, even when the global model achieves high prediction accuracies.
Yu, Bong-yeol, Yang, Gyeongsik, Jin, Heesang, Yoo, Chuck.  2019.  White Visor: Support of White-Box Switch in SDN-Based Network Hypervisor. 2019 International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN). :242–247.
Network virtualization is a fundamental technology for datacenters and upcoming wireless communications (e.g., 5G). It takes advantage of software-defined networking (SDN) that provides efficient network management by converting networking fabrics into SDN-capable devices. Moreover, white-box switches, which provide flexible and fast packet processing, are broadly deployed in commercial datacenters. A white-box switch requires a specific and restricted packet processing pipeline; however, to date, there has been no SDN-based network hypervisor that can support the pipeline of white-box switches. Therefore, in this paper, we propose WhiteVisor: a network hypervisor which can support the physical network composed of white-box switches. WhiteVisor converts a flow rule from the virtual network into a packet processing pipeline compatible with the white-box switch. We implement the prototype herein and show its feasibility and effectiveness with pipeline conversion and overhead.
Das, Debayan, Nath, Mayukh, Chatterjee, Baibhab, Ghosh, Santosh, Sen, Shreyas.  2019.  S℡LAR: A Generic EM Side-Channel Attack Protection through Ground-Up Root-Cause Analysis. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST). :11–20.
The threat of side-channels is becoming increasingly prominent for resource-constrained internet-connected devices. While numerous power side-channel countermeasures have been proposed, a promising approach to protect the non-invasive electromagnetic side-channel attacks has been relatively scarce. Today's availability of high-resolution electromagnetic (EM) probes mandates the need for a low-overhead solution to protect EM side-channel analysis (SCA) attacks. This work, for the first time, performs a white-box analysis to root-cause the origin of the EM leakage from an integrated circuit. System-level EM simulations with Intel 32 nm CMOS technology interconnect stack, as an example, reveals that the EM leakage from metals above layer 8 can be detected by an external non-invasive attacker with the commercially available state-of-the-art EM probes. Equipped with this `white-box' understanding, this work proposes S℡LAR: Signature aTtenuation Embedded CRYPTO with Low-Level metAl Routing, which is a two-stage solution to eliminate the critical signal radiation from the higher-level metal layers. Firstly, we propose routing the entire cryptographic core within the local lower-level metal layers, whose leakage cannot be picked up by an external attacker. Then, the entire crypto IP is embedded within a Signature Attenuation Hardware (SAH) which in turn suppresses the critical encryption signature before it routes the current signature to the highly radiating top-level metal layers. System-level implementation of the S℡LAR hardware with local lower-level metal routing in TSMC 65 nm CMOS technology, with an AES-128 encryption engine (as an example cryptographic block) operating at 40 MHz, shows that the system remains secure against EM SCA attack even after 1M encryptions, with 67% energy efficiency and 1.23× area overhead compared to the unprotected AES.
Chen, Jiefeng, Wu, Xi, Rastogi, Vaibhav, Liang, Yingyu, Jha, Somesh.  2019.  Towards Understanding Limitations of Pixel Discretization Against Adversarial Attacks. 2019 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS P). :480–495.
Wide adoption of artificial neural networks in various domains has led to an increasing interest in defending adversarial attacks against them. Preprocessing defense methods such as pixel discretization are particularly attractive in practice due to their simplicity, low computational overhead, and applicability to various systems. It is observed that such methods work well on simple datasets like MNIST, but break on more complicated ones like ImageNet under recently proposed strong white-box attacks. To understand the conditions for success and potentials for improvement, we study the pixel discretization defense method, including more sophisticated variants that take into account the properties of the dataset being discretized. Our results again show poor resistance against the strong attacks. We analyze our results in a theoretical framework and offer strong evidence that pixel discretization is unlikely to work on all but the simplest of the datasets. Furthermore, our arguments present insights why some other preprocessing defenses may be insecure.
Saha, Arunima, Srinivasan, Chungath.  2019.  White-Box Cryptography Based Data Encryption-Decryption Scheme for IoT Environment. 2019 5th International Conference on Advanced Computing Communication Systems (ICACCS). :637–641.
The economic progress of the Internet of Things (IoT) is phenomenal. Applications range from checking the alignment of some components during a manufacturing process, monitoring of transportation and pedestrian levels to enhance driving and walking path, remotely observing terminally ill patients by means of medical devices such as implanted devices and infusion pumps, and so on. To provide security, encrypting the data becomes an indispensable requirement, and symmetric encryptions algorithms are becoming a crucial implementation in the resource constrained environments. Typical symmetric encryption algorithms like Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) showcases an assumption that end points of communications are secured and that the encryption key being securely stored. However, devices might be physically unprotected, and attackers may have access to the memory while the data is still encrypted. It is essential to reserve the key in such a way that an attacker finds it hard to extract it. At present, techniques like White-Box cryptography has been utilized in these circumstances. But it has been reported that applying White-Box cryptography in IoT devices have resulted in other security issues like the adversary having access to the intermediate values, and the practical implementations leading to Code lifting attacks and differential attacks. In this paper, a solution is presented to overcome these problems by demonstrating the need of White-Box Cryptography to enhance the security by utilizing the cipher block chaining (CBC) mode.
2020-02-17
Thomopoulos, Stelios C. A..  2019.  Maritime Situational Awareness Forensics Tools for a Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE). 2019 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech). :1–5.
CISE stands for Common Information Sharing Environment and refers to an architecture and set of protocols, procedures and services for the exchange of data and information across Maritime Authorities of EU (European Union) Member States (MS's). In the context of enabling the implementation and adoption of CISE by different MS's, EU has funded a number of projects that enable the development of subsystems and adaptors intended to allow MS's to connect and make use of CISE. In this context, the Integrated Systems Laboratory (ISL) has led the development of the corresponding Hellenic and Cypriot CISE by developing a Control, Command & Information (C2I) system that unifies all partial maritime surveillance systems into one National Situational Picture Management (NSPM) system, and adaptors that allow the interconnection of the corresponding national legacy systems to CISE and the exchange of data, information and requests between the two MS's. Furthermore, a set of forensics tools that allow geospatial & time filtering and detection of anomalies, risk incidents, fake MMSIs, suspicious speed changes, collision paths, and gaps in AIS (Automatic Identification System), have been developed by combining motion models, AI, deep learning and fusion algorithms using data from different databases through CISE. This paper briefly discusses these developments within the EU CISE-2020, Hellenic CISE and CY-CISE projects and the benefits from the sharing of maritime data across CISE for both maritime surveillance and security. The prospect of using CISE for the creation of a considerably rich database that could be used for forensics analysis and detection of suspicious maritime traffic and maritime surveillance is discussed.
Rodriguez, Ariel, Okamura, Koji.  2019.  Generating Real Time Cyber Situational Awareness Information Through Social Media Data Mining. 2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). 2:502–507.
With the rise of the internet many new data sources have emerged that can be used to help us gain insights into the cyber threat landscape and can allow us to better prepare for cyber attacks before they happen. With this in mind, we present an end to end real time cyber situational awareness system which aims to efficiently retrieve security relevant information from the social networking site Twitter.com. This system classifies and aggregates the data retrieved and provides real time cyber situational awareness information based on sentiment analysis and data analytics techniques. This research will assist security analysts to evaluate the level of cyber risk in their organization and proactively take actions to plan and prepare for potential attacks before they happen as well as contribute to the field through a cybersecurity tweet dataset.
Liu, Haitian, Han, Weihong, jia, Yan.  2019.  Construction of Cyber Range Network Security Indication System Based on Deep Learning. 2019 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Data Science in Cyberspace (DSC). :495–502.
The main purpose of this paper is to solve the problem of quantitative and qualitative evaluation of network security. Referring to the relevant network security situation assessment algorithms, and by means of advanced artificial intelligence deep learning technology, to build a network security Indication System based on Cyber Range, and optimize the guidance model of deep learning technology.
Legg, Phil, Blackman, Tim.  2019.  Tools and Techniques for Improving Cyber Situational Awareness of Targeted Phishing Attacks. 2019 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA). :1–4.
Phishing attacks continue to be one of the most common attack vectors used online today to deceive users, such that attackers can obtain unauthorised access or steal sensitive information. Phishing campaigns often vary in their level of sophistication, from mass distribution of generic content, such as delivery notifications, online purchase orders, and claims of winning the lottery, through to bespoke and highly-personalised messages that convincingly impersonate genuine communications (e.g., spearphishing attacks). There is a distinct trade-off here between the scale of an attack versus the effort required to curate content that is likely to convince an individual to carry out an action (typically, clicking a malicious hyperlink). In this short paper, we conduct a preliminary study on a recent realworld incident that strikes a balance between attacking at scale and personalised content. We adopt different visualisation tools and techniques for better assessing the scale and impact of the attack, that can be used both by security professionals to analyse the security incident, but could also be used to inform employees as a form of security awareness and training. We pitched the approach to IT professionals working in information security, who believe this may provide improved awareness of how targeted phishing campaigns can impact an organisation, and could contribute towards a pro-active step of how analysts will examine and mitigate the impact of future attacks across the organisation.
Jia, Zhuosheng, Han, Zhen.  2019.  Research and Analysis of User Behavior Fingerprint on Security Situational Awareness Based on DNS Log. 2019 6th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC). :1–4.
Before accessing Internet websites or applications, network users first ask the Domain Name System (DNS) for the corresponding IP address, and then the user's browser or application accesses the required resources through the IP address. The server log of DNS keeps records of all users' requesting queries. This paper analyzes the user network accessing behavior by analyzing network DNS log in campus, constructing a behavior fingerprint model for each user. Different users and even same user's fingerprints in different periods can be used to determine whether the user's access is abnormal or safe, whether it is infected with malicious code. After detecting the behavior of abnormal user accessing, preventing the spread of viruses, Trojans, bots and attacks is made possible, which further assists the protection of users' network access security through corresponding techniques. Finally, analysis of user behavior fingerprints of campus network access is conducted.
Jacq, Olivier, Brosset, David, Kermarrec, Yvon, Simonin, Jacques.  2019.  Cyber Attacks Real Time Detection: Towards a Cyber Situational Awareness for Naval Systems. 2019 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA). :1–2.
Over the last years, the maritime sector has seen an important increase in digital systems on board. Whether used for platform management, navigation, logistics or office tasks, a modern ship can be seen as a fully featured, complex and moving information system. Meanwhile, cyber threats on the sector are real and, for instance, the year 2018 has seen a number of harmful public ransomware attacks impacting shore and ashore assets. Gaining cyber situation recognition, comprehension and projection through Maritime Cyber Situational Awareness is therefore a challenging but essential task for the sector. However, its elaboration has to face a number of issues, such as the collect and fusion of real-time data coming from the ships and an efficient visualization and situation sharing across maritime actors. In this paper, we describe our current work and results for maritime cyber situational awareness elaboration. Even if its development is still going on, the first operational feedback is very encouraging.
Ezick, James, Henretty, Tom, Baskaran, Muthu, Lethin, Richard, Feo, John, Tuan, Tai-Ching, Coley, Christopher, Leonard, Leslie, Agrawal, Rajeev, Parsons, Ben et al..  2019.  Combining Tensor Decompositions and Graph Analytics to Provide Cyber Situational Awareness at HPC Scale. 2019 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC). :1–7.
This paper describes MADHAT (Multidimensional Anomaly Detection fusing HPC, Analytics, and Tensors), an integrated workflow that demonstrates the applicability of HPC resources to the problem of maintaining cyber situational awareness. MADHAT combines two high-performance packages: ENSIGN for large-scale sparse tensor decompositions and HAGGLE for graph analytics. Tensor decompositions isolate coherent patterns of network behavior in ways that common clustering methods based on distance metrics cannot. Parallelized graph analysis then uses directed queries on a representation that combines the elements of identified patterns with other available information (such as additional log fields, domain knowledge, network topology, whitelists and blacklists, prior feedback, and published alerts) to confirm or reject a threat hypothesis, collect context, and raise alerts. MADHAT was developed using the collaborative HPC Architecture for Cyber Situational Awareness (HACSAW) research environment and evaluated on structured network sensor logs collected from Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) sites using HPC resources at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (ERDC DSRC). To date, MADHAT has analyzed logs with over 650 million entries.
Eckhart, Matthias, Ekelhart, Andreas, Weippl, Edgar.  2019.  Enhancing Cyber Situational Awareness for Cyber-Physical Systems through Digital Twins. 2019 24th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA). :1222–1225.
Operators of cyber-physical systems (CPSs) need to maintain awareness of the cyber situation in order to be able to adequately address potential issues in a timely manner. For instance, detecting early symptoms of cyber attacks may speed up the incident response process and mitigate consequences of attacks (e.g., business interruption, safety hazards). However, attaining a full understanding of the cyber situation may be challenging, given the complexity of CPSs and the ever-changing threat landscape. In particular, CPSs typically need to be continuously operational, may be sensitive to active scanning, and often provide only limited in-depth analysis capabilities. To address these challenges, we propose to utilize the concept of digital twins for enhancing cyber situational awareness. Digital twins, i.e., virtual replicas of systems, can run in parallel to their physical counterparts and allow deep inspection of their behavior without the risk of disrupting operational technology services. This paper reports our work in progress to develop a cyber situational awareness framework based on digital twins that provides a profound, holistic, and current view on the cyber situation that CPSs are in. More specifically, we present a prototype that provides real-time visualization features (i.e., system topology, program variables of devices) and enables a thorough, repeatable investigation process on a logic and network level. A brief explanation of technological use cases and outlook on future development efforts completes this work.
Asadi, Nima, Rege, Aunshul, Obradovic, Zoran.  2019.  Pattern Discovery in Intrusion Chains and Adversarial Movement. 2019 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA). :1–4.
Capturing the patterns in adversarial movement can present crucial insight into team dynamics and organization of cybercrimes. This information can be used for additional assessment and comparison of decision making approaches during cyberattacks. In this study, we propose a data-driven analysis based on time series analysis and social networks to identify patterns and alterations in time allocated to intrusion stages and adversarial movements. The results of this analysis on two case studies of collegiate cybersecurity exercises is provided as well as an analytical comparison of their behavioral trends and characteristics. This paper presents preliminary insight into complexities of individual and group level adversarial movement and decision-making as cyberattacks unfold.
Zhao, Guowei, Zhao, Rui, Wang, Qiang, Xue, Hui, Luo, Fang.  2019.  Virtual Network Mapping Algorithm for Self-Healing of Distribution Network. 2019 IEEE 3rd Information Technology, Networking, Electronic and Automation Control Conference (ITNEC). :1442–1445.
This paper focuses on how to provide virtual network (VN) with the survivability of node failure. In the SVNE that responds to node failures, the backup mechanism provided by the VN initial mapping method should be as flexible as possible, so that backup resources can be shared among the VNs, thereby providing survivability support for the most VNs with the least backup overhead, which can improve The utilization of backup resources can also improve the survivability of VN to deal with multi-node failures. For the remapping method of virtual networks, it needs to be higher because it involves both remapping of virtual nodes and remapping of related virtual links. The remapping efficiency, so as to restore the affected VN to a normal state as soon as possible, to avoid affecting the user's business experience. Considering that the SVNE method that actively responds to node failures always has a certain degree of backup resource-specific phenomenon, this section provides a SVNE method that passively responds to node failures. This paper mainly introduces the survivability virtual network initial mapping method based on physical node recoverability in this method.
Nguyen, Trinh, Le, Cuong, Yoo, Myungsik.  2019.  A Self-Healing Mechanism for NFV By Leveraging Resource Information Indexing Technique. 2019 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC). :802–804.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) enables network operators to develop and deploy services to the market in a flexible and timely manner which has never been achieved before. Though NFV has revolutionized the telco industry with many advantages of virtualization technologies, there are challenges need to be taken into account especially the fault recovery. Current implementation of NFV systems offers limited self-healing features such as ping for health check and the recovery procedure is expensive by taking down the whole virtual machine and replacing with a new one. This article proposes a new self-healing mechanism for NFV by leveraging the resource information indexing technique.
Murudkar, Chetana V., Gitlin, Richard D..  2019.  QoE-Driven Anomaly Detection in Self-Organizing Mobile Networks Using Machine Learning. 2019 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS). :1–5.
Current procedures for anomaly detection in self-organizing mobile communication networks use network-centric approaches to identify dysfunctional serving nodes. In this paper, a user-centric approach and a novel methodology for anomaly detection is proposed, where the Quality of Experience (QoE) metric is used to evaluate the end-user experience. The system model demonstrates how dysfunctional serving eNodeBs are successfully detected by implementing a parametric QoE model using machine learning for prediction of user QoE in a network scenario created by the ns-3 network simulator. This approach can play a vital role in the future ultra-dense and green mobile communication networks that are expected to be both self- organizing and self-healing.
Maykot, Arthur S., Aranha Neto, Edison A. C., Oliva, Neimar A..  2019.  Automation of Manual Switches in Distribution Networks Focused on Self-Healing: A Step toward Smart Grids. 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference - Latin America (ISGT Latin America). :1–4.
This work describes the self-healing systems and their benefits in the power distribution networks, with the objective of indicating which manual switch should become, as a matter of priority, automatic. The computational tool used is based on graph theory, genetic algorithms and multicriteria evaluation. There are benefits for consumers, that will benefit from a more reliable and stable system, and for the utility, that can reduce costs with team field and financial compensations payed to consumers in case of continuity indexes violation. Data from a real distribution network from the state of Sao Paulo will be used as a case study for the application of the methodology.
Liu, Xiaobao, Wu, Qinfang, Sun, Jinhua, Xu, Xia, Wen, Yifan.  2019.  Research on Self-Healing Technology for Faults of Intelligent Distribution Network Communication System. 2019 IEEE 3rd Information Technology, Networking, Electronic and Automation Control Conference (ITNEC). :1404–1408.
The intelligent power communication network is closely connected with the power system, and carries the data transmission and intelligent decision in a series of key services in the power system, which is an important guarantee for the smart power service. The self-healing control (SHC) of the distribution network monitors the data of each device and node in the distribution network in real time, simulates and analyzes the data, and predicts the hidden dangers in the normal operation of the distribution network. Control, control strategies such as correcting recovery and troubleshooting when abnormal or fault conditions occur, reducing human intervention, enabling the distribution network to change from abnormal operating state to normal operating state in time, preventing event expansion and reducing the impact of faults on the grid and users.
Liu, Zhikun, Gui, Canzhi, Ma, Chao.  2019.  Design and Verification of Integrated Ship Monitoring Network with High Reliability and Zero-Time Self-Healing. 2019 Chinese Control And Decision Conference (CCDC). :2348–2351.
The realization principle of zero-time self-healing network communication technology is introduced. According to the characteristics of ship monitoring, an integrated ship monitoring network is designed, which integrates the information of ship monitoring equipment. By setting up a network performance test environment, the information delay of self-healing network switch is tested, and the technical characteristics of "no packet loss" are verified. Zero-time self-healing network communication technology is an innovative technology in the design of ship monitoring network. It will greatly reduce the laying of network cables, reduce the workload of information upgrade and transformation of ships, and has the characteristics of continuous maintenance of the network. It has a wide application prospect.
Leite, Leonardo H. M., do Couto Boaventura, Wallace, de Errico, Luciano, Machado Alessi, Pedro.  2019.  Self-Healing in Distribution Grids Supported by Photovoltaic Dispersed Generation in a Voltage Regulation Perspective. 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference - Latin America (ISGT Latin America). :1–6.
Distributed Generation Photovoltaic Systems -DGPV - connected to the power distribution grid through electronic inverters can contribute, in an aggregate scenario, to the performance of several power system control functions, notably in self-healing and voltage regulation along a distribution feeder. This paper proposes the use of an optimization method for voltage regulation, focused on reactive power injection control, based on a comprehensive architecture model that coordinates multiple photovoltaic distributed sources to support grid reconfiguration after self-healing action. A sensitivity analysis regarding the performance of voltage regulation, based on a co-simulation of PSCAD and MatLab, shows the effectiveness of using dispersed generation sources to assist grid reconfiguration after disturbances caused by severe faults.