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A Case Study of the Impact of a Cybersecurity Breach on a Smart Grid Based on an AMI Attack Scenario
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A Case Study of the Impact of a Cybersecurity Breach on a Smart Grid Based on an AMI Attack Scenario
Jun, Hyo-Jung; Kim, Tae-Sung;
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The smart grid, a new open platform, is a core application for facilitating a creative economy in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is one of the components of the smart grid and a two-way communications infrastructure between the main utility operator and customer. The smart meter records consumption of electrical energy and communicates that information back to the utility for monitoring and billing. This paper investigates the impact of a cybersecurity attack on the smart meter. We analyze the cost to the smart grid in the case of a smart meter attack by authorized users based on a high risk scenario from NESCOR. Our findings could be used by policy makers and utility operators to create investment decision-making models for smart grid security.
Smart Grid;Advanced Metering Infrastructure;Cybersecurity Breach;Attack Scenario;
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