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Findings from Shanghai University Provide New Insights into Cybersecurity (Cyber-physical security for on-going smart grid initiatives: a survey)

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2020 OCT 15 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Engineering Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on cybersecurity. According to news originating from Shanghai University by NewsRx editors, the research stated, “The smart grid is an upgraded concept of electricity network with tight coupling among information, control, and bi-directional communication technologies.”

Our news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai University: “Along with the silent features of the on-going smart grid, cyber-physical security appears to be a deep concern due to its significant dependence on sensing technologies, complex networks of computers, intelligence, and wide-area communication infrastructures. Moreover, the smart grid is an extensive critical infrastructure and vulnerable to coordinated cyber-physical attacks. As a result, cyber-physical attacks cause significant threats to the confidentiality and integrity of the power data, including power outages, cascading failures, and unnecessary expenditure. In this study, security issues of smart grid, including cyber-physical interdependency, attack varieties, detection methods, requirements, standards, challenges, and future prospects, are taken into consideration for both cyber and physical systems, aiming to provide an extensive understanding of vulnerabilities and solutions for the smart power grid.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “By revealing the inherent features of cyber-physical security in the smart grid, this survey study is addressed to facilitate future research in these two areas.”

For more information on this research see: Cyber-physical security for on-going smart grid initiatives: a survey. IET Cyber-Physical Systems, 2020. (IET Cyber-Physical Systems - The publisher for IET Cyber-Physical Systems is The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

A free version of this journal article is available at

Our news journalists report that more information may be obtained by contacting Md Musabbir Hossain, School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University. Additional authors for this research include Chen Peng.


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