Application-aware secure multicast for power grid communications

Jianqing Zhang, Carl A. Gunter

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We propose an application-aware approach to setting up secure multicast groups for power grid communications that automatically derives group memberships and verifies configuration conformance from data dependencies in system specifications. We design an abstract multicast model, analysis algorithms, and configuration derivation techniques. These are implemented in a prototype system, SecureSCL. We also provide experimental evidence that IPsec multicast can address latency constraints in power substation networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-52
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Security and Networks
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Application-aware
  • Multicast
  • Network security
  • Power grid communications
  • SecureSCL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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