ELECTRON: an architectural framework for securing the smart electrical grid with federated detection, dynamic risk assessment and self-healing

Panagiotis Radoglou-Grammatikis, Athanasios Liatifis, Christos Dalamagkas, Alexios Lekidis, Konstantinos Voulgaridis, Thomas Lagkas, Nikolaos Fotos, Sofia Anna Menesidou, Thomas Krousarlis, Pedro Ruzafa Alcazar, Juan Francisco Martinez, Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez, Alberto Molinuevo Martín, Inaki Angulo, Jesus Villalobos Nieto, Hristo Koshutanski, Rodrigo Diaz Rodriguez, Ilias Siniosoglou, Orestis Mavropoulos, Konstantinos KyranouTheocharis Saoulidis, Allon Adir, Ramy Masalha, Pablo Gallegos Jimenez, Emanuele Bellini, Nicholas Kolokotronis, Stavros Shiaeles, Jose Garcia Franquelo, George Lalas, Andreas Zalonis, Antonis Voulgaridis, Angelina Bintoudi, Konstantinos Votis, David Pampliega, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis

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The electrical grid has significantly evolved over the years, thus creating a smart paradigm, which is well known as the smart electrical grid. However, this evolution creates critical cybersecurity risks due to the vulnerable nature of the industrial systems and the involvement of new technologies. Therefore, in this paper, the ELECTRON architecture is presented as an integrated platform to detect, mitigate and prevent potential cyberthreats timely. ELECTRON combines both cybersecurity and energy defence mechanisms in a collaborative way. The key aspects of ELECTRON are (a) dynamic risk assessment, (b) asset certification, (c) federated intrusion detection and correlation, (d) Software Defined Networking (SDN) mitigation, (e) proactive islanding and (f) cybersecurity training and certification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARES '23: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798400707728
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2023
Event18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2023 - Benevento, Italy
Duration: 29 Aug 20231 Sept 2023


Conference18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2023


  • Cybersecurity
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Energy
  • Self-healing
  • Smart Electrical Grid
  • Software-Defined Networking

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