Design of a Game Theory Based Defense System for Power System Cyber Security


With numerous information and communication devices deployed in smart grid, cyber security becomes a big challenge faced by all power companies around the globe. This paper first introduces possible cyber-attacks that the observation system and control system in smart grid may face, and then presents examples to illustrate the impact of such attacks. Following that, a cyber security intelligent defense system is proposed which will equip system operators a powerful tool to actively fight hackers and keep the power system secure and stable. The frame work and the implementation methodologies of this defense system are also presented.

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7th IEEE Annual International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems, CYBER 2017 (2017, Jul. 31-Aug. 4, Honolulu, HI)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Intelligent Systems Center


This work is supported by the State Grid of China research project: Modeling and Assessment of Cyber-Physical Coupling System for the Applications in Power System Control Center, and project of Jiangsu Economic and Information Technology Commission: Key Technologies Research and Industrialization of Co-simulation Platform of Power Grid and Communication Grid

Keywords and Phrases

Cyber Security; Game Theory; Security Defense System; Stackelberg Competition; Stochastic Game

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Aug 2018