Visible to the public Software-Defined Networking for Improving Security in Smart Grid Systems

TitleSoftware-Defined Networking for Improving Security in Smart Grid Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDemirci, S., Sagiroglu, S.
Conference Name2018 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
Date Publishedoct
Keywordsattacks, Big Data, Computer architecture, control systems, cyber security, decision making, distributed security, IP networks, main cyber-security objectives, mentioned security threats, Metrics, power engineering computing, power system security, Protocols, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Scalability, SDN, SDN based solutions, SDN-based smart grid systems, security of data, smart decision making, Smart grid, smart grid security, Smart grids, smart power grids, software defined networking, software-defined networking, traditional smart grid architecture, traditional smart grid systems, wide-area security management

This paper presents a review on how to benefit from software-defined networking (SDN) to enhance smart grid security. For this purpose, the attacks threatening traditional smart grid systems are classified according to availability, integrity, and confidentiality, which are the main cyber-security objectives. The traditional smart grid architecture is redefined with SDN and a conceptual model for SDN-based smart grid systems is proposed. SDN based solutions to the mentioned security threats are also classified and evaluated. Our conclusions suggest that SDN helps to improve smart grid security by providing real-time monitoring, programmability, wide-area security management, fast recovery from failures, distributed security and smart decision making based on big data analytics.

Citation Keydemirci_software-defined_2018