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Paper IDD7-S2-T4.2
Paper Title Quickest detection of false data injection attack in remote state estimation
Authors Akanshu Gupta, Microsoft India, India; Abhinava Sikdar, Arpan Chattopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Session D7-S2-T4: Topics in Privacy & Cryptography I
Chaired Session: Tuesday, 20 July, 22:20 - 22:40
Engagement Session: Tuesday, 20 July, 22:40 - 23:00
Abstract In this paper, quickest detection of false data injection attack on remote state estimation is considered. A set of $N$ sensors make noisy linear observations of a discrete-time linear process with Gaussian noise, and report the observations to a remote estimator. The challenge is the presence of a few potentially malicious sensors which can start strategically manipulating their observations at a random time in order to skew the estimates. The quickest attack detection problem for a known {\em linear} attack scheme is posed as a constrained Markov decision process in order to minimize the expected detection delay subject to a false alarm constraint, with the state involving the probability belief at the estimator that the system is under attack. State transition probabilities are derived in terms of system parameters, and the structure of the optimal policy is derived analytically. It turns out that the optimal policy amounts to checking whether the probability belief exceeds a threshold. Numerical results demonstrate significant performance gain under the proposed algorithm against competing algorithms.