A framework for counterfeit smart grid device detection Conference

Babun, L, Aksu, H, Selcuk Uluagac, A. (2017). A framework for counterfeit smart grid device detection . 382-383. 10.1109/CNS.2016.7860522

cited authors

  • Babun, L; Aksu, H; Selcuk Uluagac, A



  • The core vision of the smart grid concept is the realization of reliable two-way communications between smart devices (e.g., IEDs, PLCs, PMUs). The benefits of the smart grid also come with tremendous security risks and new challenges in protecting the smart grid systems from cyber threats. Particularly, the use of untrusted counterfeit smart grid devices represents a real problem. Consequences of propagating false or malicious data, as well as stealing valuable user or smart grid state information from counterfeit devices are costly. Hence, early detection of counterfeit devices is critical for protecting smart grid's components and users. To address these concerns, in this poster, we introduce our initial design of a configurable framework that utilize system call tracing, library interposition, and statistical techniques for monitoring and detection of counterfeit smart grid devices. In our framework, we consider realistic counterfeit device scenarios with different smart grid devices and adversarial settings. Our initial results on a realistic testbed utilizing actual smart-grid GOOSE messages with IEC-61850 communication protocol are very promising. Our framework is showing excellent rates on detection of smart grid counterfeit devices from impostors.

publication date

  • February 21, 2017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 382

end page

  • 383