Performance Analysis of Consensus-Based Distributed System Under False Data Injection Attacks

  • Xiaoyan Zheng
  • Lei Xie
  • Huifang ChenEmail author
  • Chao Song
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 312)


This paper investigates the security problem of consensus-based distributed system under false data injection attacks (FDIAs). Since the injected false data will spread to the whole network through data exchange between neighbor nodes, and result in continuing effect on the system performance, it is significant to study the impact of the attack. In this paper, we consider two attack models according to the property of the injection data, the deterministic attack and the stochastic attack. Then, the necessary and sufficient condition for the convergence of distributed system under the attack are derived, and the attack feature making the system unable to converge is provided. Moreover, the convergence result under resource-limited attack is deviated. On the other hand, the statistical properties of the convergence performance under zero-mean and non-zero-mean stochastic attacks are analyzed, respectively. Simulation results illustrate the effects caused by FDIAs on the convergence performance of distributed system.


Consensus-based distributed system False data injection attack (FDIA) Performance analysis Convergence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyan Zheng
    • 1
  • Lei Xie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Huifang Chen
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Chao Song
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information Science and Electronic EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Information Processing, Communication and NetworkingHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Zhoushan Ocean Research CenterZhoushanChina

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