Application of technologies from telecommunication networks for the protection of data generated from power electronic devices

Conference: PCIM Europe digital days 2020 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
07/07/2020 - 07/08/2020 at Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe digital days 2020

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

Nedyalkov, Ivan; Stefanov, Alexey; Georgiev, Georgi (South-West University Neofit Rilski, Department of Communication and Computer Engineering, Bulgaria)

More and more Power Electronic Devices (PEDs) are gaining the ability of network connectivity to communications networks such as Internet and so they could be targets of cyber-attacks. This paper presents the most common types of cyber-attacks in communications networks, which can also be applied to PEDs. It has been reviewed what would happen with PED’s work after the cyber – attacks are applied on it. Various methods are proposed to protect against these attacks. Blockchain and VPN technologies are discussed. The results of experimental testing of a communication link with and without using of VPN technology are shown. Examples of the application of these technologies are given. It has been suggested to use dark fiber as a way and technology to protect PEDs from cyber-attacks. The application of dark fiber is presented with an example of a possible implementation.