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      PSP: A Framework to Allocate Resources to Power Storage Systems under Cyber-Physical Attacks

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      5th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2018 (ICS-CSR 2018)
      ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research
      29 - 30 August 2018
      Smart Grid, Distributed Generation, Security Planning, Cyber-Physical Security, Energy Storage Systems


            This risk assessment of the smart grid focuses on energy storage, which is essential but largely unaddressed by the current literature. This work concentrates on actions (such as decreasing or increasing power reserve and power dispatch, performing load curtailment or load shedding, or repair of nodes) the defender should take to meet power demand at minimum operating cost in the presence of cyber-physical attacks on the power and information infrastructure of the smart grid. In this paper, we formulate a Power Storage Protection (PSP) framework against a fixed opponent (adversary). We fix the strategy for the adversary and model the problem as a Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) from the perspective of the defender (power utility) and solve it using POMDP solver. We provide a theoretical framework for formulating the above problem and provide experimental results to support our claim using a simplified PSP scenario in which optimal POMDP policy is computed efficiently.


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            August 2018
            August 2018
            : 57-66
            [1 ]University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
            [2 ]The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
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            5th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2018
            ICS-CSR 2018
            University of Hamburg, Germany
            29 - 30 August 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Smart Grid,Cyber-Physical Security,Distributed Generation,Energy Storage Systems,Security Planning


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