Analysing non-malicious threats to urban smart grids by interrelating threats and threat taxonomies

Alexandr Vasenev, L. Montoya

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    Abstract

    A comprehensive study of the smart grid threat landscape is important for designing resilient urban grids of the future. To this end, an analysis could first cross reference threat categorizations and interrelate treat events on the basis of threat lists that complement each other. This paper show how to crossrelate threat taxonomies and analyze relations between threats and system components to reasonably link diverse threats to a smart grid. We illustrate how one can look beyond a specific threat by (1) relating threat sources from one taxonomy to threat lists from other taxonomies; (2) analyzing how threats can be cross-related to identify possible scenarios of undesirable events; and (3) assigning threat categories to system components. These steps in sequence or individually aim to provide input to threat identification and (thus) risk assessment tasks. This paper focusses on threats listed in the IRENE research project and relates them to threat taxonomies used in the AFTER and SESAME projects which focused on smart grids as well.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1847-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2016 - University of Trento - Department of Sociology and Social Research, Trento, Italy
    Duration: 12 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE

    Workshop

    Workshop2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2016
    Abbreviated titleISC2
    CountryItaly
    CityTrento
    Period12/09/1615/09/16

    Keywords

    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • taxonomy
    • EWI-27265
    • threat
    • IR-101624
    • Smart Grid
    • Electricity
    • METIS-318539
    • Critical Infrastructure

    Cite this

    Vasenev, A., & Montoya, L. (2016). Analysing non-malicious threats to urban smart grids by interrelating threats and threat taxonomies. In 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) (pp. 1-4). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISC2.2016.7580878