Quotation Suleiman, Husam, Alqassem, Israa, Diabat, Ali, Arnautovic, Edin, Svetinovic, Davor. 2015. Integrated smart grid systems security threat model. Information Systems (IS). 53 147-160.




The smart grid (SG) integrates the power grid and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with the aim of achieving more reliable and safe power transmission and distribution to the customers. Integrating the power grid with the ICT exposes the SG to systems security threats and vulnerabilities that could be compromised by malicious users and attackers. This paper presents a SG systems threats analysis and integrated SG Systems Security Threat Model (SSTM). The reference architecture of the SG, with its components and communication interfaces used to exchange the energy-related information, is integrated with the results of SG systems security threat analysis to produce a comprehensive, integrated SG SSTM. The SG SSTM in this paper helps better depict and understand the vulnerabilities exploited by attackers to compromise the components and communication links of the SG. The SG SSTM provides a reference of the systems security threats for industrial security practitioners, and can be used for design and implementation of SG systems security controls and countermeasures.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Information Systems (IS)
Citation Index SCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Integrated smart grid systems security threat model
Volume 53
Year 2015
Page from 147
Page to 160
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2014.12.002
Open Access N


Svetinovic, Davor (Details)
Alqassem, Israa (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates)
Arnautovic, Edin (Institute of Computer Technology at Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, Austria)
Diabat, Ali (Engineering Systems and Management at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates)
Suleiman, Husam (Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Waterloo, Canada, Canada)
Information Systems and Operations Management DP (Details)
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