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New manuscript on SDN-based resilient smart grid has been accepted for publication at the Digital MDPI Journal

In close collaboration with researchers from the University of Western Macedonia (Greece), UBITECH co-authors a journal publication entitled “SDN-Based Resilient Smart Grid: The SDN-microSENSE Architecture” that has been just accepted for publication from MDPI Digital, an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on digital technologies and digital application, particulary with how such technoligues affect our health, education and economy.

Dr Sofianna Menesidou, Dr Dimitris Papamartzivanos, Mr. Giannis Ledakis and their co-authors present a novel architecture, which will increase the Smart Grid resiliency, taking full advantage of the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology. The proposed architecture, called SDN-microSENSE architecture, comprises three main conceptual frameworks, namely (a) SDN-microSENSE Risk Assessment Framework (S-RAF), (b) Cross-Layer Energy Prevention and Detection System (XL-EPDS) and (c) SDN-enabled Self-healing Framework (SDN-SELF) that are deployed throughout the four SDN planes: (a) Data Plane, (b) Control Plane, (c) Application Plane and (d) Management Plane.

Each of the SDN-microSENSE frameworks takes full advantage of the SDN technology in order to detect, mitigate or even prevent possible intrusions. In particular, S-RAF instructs the SDN Controller (SDN-C) to redirect the potential cyberattackers to the EPES/SG honeypots. The EPES/SG honeypots constitute a security control of S-RAF. Next, XL-EPDS uses statistics originating from the SDN-C to detect possible anomalies or cyberattacks related to the entire SDN network. Finally, SDN-SELF communicates with the SDN-C in order to mitigate possible intrusions and anomalies.

For more info, you may have a look (open access) at out publication: