A class of cyber-physical switching attacks for power system disruption
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In this paper, we present the development of a new class of intelligent cyber-physical attacks termed coordinated switching attacks whereby opponents aim to destabilize the power grid through controlled switching. Such switching is facilitated by cyber attack and corruption of communication channels and control signals of the associated switch(es). The attack employs a variable structure systems theory model of a smart grid. The sliding mode theory is employed to leverage emergent system properties to identify state-dependent switching sequences to disrupt power flow. Our results demonstrate the potential for coordinated switch attacks to enable large-scale power system disturbances. Copyright 2011 ACM.
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Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Workshop on Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research