Advanced Grid Operational Technology Edge-Level Threat Detection

William Hupp, Adarsh Hasandka, Vivek Kumar Singh, Salam Baniahmed

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report presents a deployable solution to improve the cybersecurity situational awareness of the legacy supervisory control and data acquisition infrastructure in a power gird. The goal of this project is to provide system owners and operators with a highly trusted alarm and comprehensive situational awareness of ongoing or potential cybersecurity threats on the grid network. The key contributions of this project include: 1) development of a software (named iViz-OT) to visualize and locate intrusions in the grid network, 2) testing of signature-based intrusion detection systems (IDS) for different types of intrusions, 3) integration of the novel software and the IDS with the visualization dashboard, and 4) real-time testing using a harware-in-the-loop testbed.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages49
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5R00-83989


  • cybersecurity
  • intrusion detection
  • operational technology
  • power system
  • visualization


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