A Survey of Denial-of-Service Attacks and Solutions in the Smart Grid

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Huseinovic A., Mrdovic S., Bicakci K., Uludag S.

IEEE ACCESS, vol.8, pp.177447-177470, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/access.2020.3026923
  • Journal Name: IEEE ACCESS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.177447-177470
  • Keywords: Smart grids, Protocols, Denial-of-service attack, IEC Standards, Economics, Denial-of-service attacks, smart grid security, cybersecurity, FALSE DATA INJECTION, CYBER SECURITY, INTRUSION DETECTION, QUICKEST DETECTION, STATE ESTIMATION, DOS ATTACKS, NETWORKS, SYSTEM, CHALLENGES, DEFENSE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The scope, scale, and intensity of real, as well as potential attacks, on the Smart Grid have been increasing and thus gaining more attention. An important component of Smart Grid cybersecurity efforts addresses the availability and access to the power and related information and communications infrastructures. We overload the term, Denial-of-Service (DoS), to refer to these attacks in the Smart Grid. In this paper, we provide a holistic and methodical presentation of the DoS attack taxonomies as well as a survey of potential solution techniques to help draw a more concerted and coordinated research into this area, lack of which may have profound consequences. To the best of our knowledge, the literature does not have such a comprehensive survey study of the DoS attacks and solutions for the Smart Grid.