Network-Aware Mitigation of Data Integrity Attacks on Power System State Estimation
Critical power system applications like contingency analysis and optimal power flow calculation rely on the power system state estimator. Hence the security of the state estimator is essential for the proper operation of the power system. In the future more applications are expected to rely on it, so that its importance will increase. Based on realistic models of the communication infrastructure used to deliver measurement data from the substations to the state estimator, in this paper the authors investigate the vulnerability of the power system state estimator to attacks performed against the communication infrastructure.