Reconciling security protection and monitoring requirements in advanced metering infrastructures

Robin Berthier, Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, Daisuke Mashima, Jun Ho Huh, David Grochocki, Rakesh B. Bobba, Alvaro A. Cárdenas, William H Sanders

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Abstract

Making Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMIs) resilient to availability and privacy compromises is an important aspect of grid reliability and consumer trust. Lessons learned from traditional cyber systems indicate that achieving resiliency requires the joint deployment of strong protective measures on the one hand, and monitoring and response mechanisms on the other. One major challenge in this endeavor is that of finding the sweet spot between the confidentiality requirements for protecting sensitive AMI traffic through encryption, and the monitoring necessary for full inspection of this traffic. The way to reconcile those conflicting requirements needs to be considered carefully. We review current approaches for protecting and monitoring AMIs and discuss a number of solutions for their productive co-existence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013
Pages450-455
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 24 2013

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Name2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013

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Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period10/21/1310/24/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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Berthier, R., Jetcheva, J. G., Mashima, D., Huh, J. H., Grochocki, D., Bobba, R. B., Cárdenas, A. A., & Sanders, W. H. (2013). Reconciling security protection and monitoring requirements in advanced metering infrastructures. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013 (pp. 450-455). [6687999] (2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2013.6687999