A4 Conference proceedings

Taxonomy of Security Threats in Energy Systems

Publication Details
Authors: Romanenko Aleksei, Tanjimuddin Md, Raussi Petra, Aro Matti, Tikka Ville, Honkapuro Samuli
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Conference On The European Energy Market
Title of parent publication: 2020 17th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM)
Journal acronym: EEM
ISBN: 978-1-7281-6920-0
eISBN: 978-1-7281-6919-4
ISSN: 2165-4077
eISSN: 2165-4093
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Steadily energy systems are going to be linked with web technologies, information, communication, and automation technologies. The connectivity aims to employ maximum benefit of the Industrial Internet of Things in the energy sector and accelerate the transition to clean energy systems. However, the continuous integration intensifies the complexities surrounding protection of critical infrastructures against cyber-physical attackers concerning both operational and monetary issues associated with electricity market operations. The diverse nature of cyber-physical attacks attributed to the different domains in energy systems drives security researchers to pursue a robust categorization of attacks depended on the attack surface on energy systems. However, most of the attack categorization found in the literature lack the flexibility or multidimensional categorisation. In this paper, a multidimensional taxonomy of security threats in energy systems is proposed for enhanced flexibility. Moreover, other taxonomies found in the literature are also examined according to our criteria.

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