False Data Injection Attack in Smart Grid Topology Control: Vulnerability and Countermeasure Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2017 IEEE. Cyber security is a crucial factor for modern power system as many applications are heavily relied on the result of state estimation. Therefore, it is necessary to assess and enhance cyber security for new applications in power system. As an emerging technology, smart grid topology control has been investigated in stability and reliability perspectives while the associated cyber security issue is not studied before. In successful false data injection attack (FDIA) against AC state estimation, attacker could alter online stability check result by decreasing real power flow measurement on the switching target line to undermine physical system stability in topology control. The physical impact of FDIA on system control operation and stability are illustrated. The vulnerability is discussed on perfect FDIA and imperfect FDIA against residue based bad data detection and corresponding countermeasure is proposed to secure critical substations in the system. The vulnerability and countermeasure are demonstrated on IEEE 24 bus reliability test system (RTS).

name of conference

  • 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Lan, T., Wang, W., & Huang, G. M.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Lan, Tian||Wang, Wenzong||Huang, Garng M

publication date

  • January 2017