Enhancing Resilience: Smart Grid Cybersecurity and Fault Diagnosis Strategies

Arooj Basharat *

University of Gujrat, Pakistan.

Zilly Huma

University of Gujrat, Pakistan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The increasing integration of advanced technologies within the power grid infrastructure has led to significant advancements in efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. However, this integration also introduces new vulnerabilities, particularly in the realm of cybersecurity. This paper presents an overview of smart grid cybersecurity challenges and proposes strategies for enhancing resilience through fault diagnosis techniques. Firstly, the paper examines the evolving threat landscape facing smart grids, encompassing cyber-attacks, insider threats, and natural disasters. It highlights the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard grid operations and prevent potentially catastrophic disruptions. Next, the paper delves into various cybersecurity frameworks and standards tailored specifically for smart grids, emphasizing the importance of comprehensive risk assessment, intrusion detection systems, and secure communication protocols. Additionally, it discusses the role of machine learning and artificial intelligence in augmenting cyber defense capabilities, enabling proactive threat detection and rapid response. Furthermore, the paper explores fault diagnosis strategies aimed at maintaining grid resilience in the face of cyber incidents or physical faults. It discusses the integration of data analytics, predictive modeling, and real-time monitoring to identify and mitigate potential grid disturbances swiftly.

Keywords: Smart grid, cybersecurity, resilience, fault diagnosis


How to Cite

Basharat , A., & Huma , Z. (2024). Enhancing Resilience: Smart Grid Cybersecurity and Fault Diagnosis Strategies. Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science, 17(6), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajrcos/2024/v17i6453

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