A key management scheme for secure communications based on smart grid requirements (KMS-CL-SG)

Bashar Alohali*, Kashif Kifayat, Qi Shi, William Hurst

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Over the last decade, Internet of Things (IoTs) have brought radical changes to the means and forms ofcommunication for monitoring and control of a large number of applications including Smart Grid (SG).Traditional energy networks have been modernized to SGs to boost the energy industry in the context ofefficient and effective power management, performance, real-time control and information flow usingtwo-way communication between utility provides and end-users. However, integrating two-way communicationin SG comes at the cost of cyber security vulnerabilities and challenges. In the context of SG,node compromise is a severe security threat due to the fact that a compromised node can significantlyimpact the operations and security of the SG network. Therefore, in this chapter, Key Management Schemefor Communication Layer in the Smart Grid (KMS-CL-SG) has proposed. In order to achieve a secureend-to-end communication we assign a unique key to each node in the group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity Solutions and Applied Cryptography in Smart Grid Communications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781522518310
ISBN (Print)9781522518297
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


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