Security Solutions and Applied Cryptography in Smart Grid Communications

Author: Ferrag, Mohamed Amine,Ahmim, Ahmed

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522518304

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 2757

Electrical energy usage is increasing every year due to population growth and new forms of consumption. As such, it is increasingly imperative to research methods of energy control and safe use. Security Solutions and Applied Cryptography in Smart Grid Communications is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the development of smart grid technology and best practices of utilization. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as threat detection, authentication, and intrusion detection, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, engineers and students seeking current research on ways in which to implement smart grid platforms all over the globe.

EHT Transmission Performance Evaluation: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Srinivas, K.,Satyanarayana, R.V.S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522549420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 9736

Electricity has become a basic requirement in today’s world. Interruption free electrical energy and availability of surplus power are entwined in improving consumers quality of life. EHT Transmission Performance Evaluation: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides emerging research on reliability aspects of components, transmission lines, and substation designs. While highlighting power system adequacy and security, readers will also see how those aspects need to be given first consideration when making continuous power available to consumers. This book is a vital resource for researchers, professionals, and academics seeking current research on EHT transmission performance.

Smart Grid Security

Innovative Solutions for a Modernized Grid

Author: Florian Skopik,Paul Dr. Smith

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128023546

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 3715

The Smart Grid security ecosystem is complex and multi-disciplinary, and relatively under-researched compared to the traditional information and network security disciplines. While the Smart Grid has provided increased efficiencies in monitoring power usage, directing power supplies to serve peak power needs and improving efficiency of power delivery, the Smart Grid has also opened the way for information security breaches and other types of security breaches. Potential threats range from meter manipulation to directed, high-impact attacks on critical infrastructure that could bring down regional or national power grids. It is essential that security measures are put in place to ensure that the Smart Grid does not succumb to these threats and to safeguard this critical infrastructure at all times. Dr. Florian Skopik is one of the leading researchers in Smart Grid security, having organized and led research consortia and panel discussions in this field. Smart Grid Security will provide the first truly holistic view of leading edge Smart Grid security research. This book does not focus on vendor-specific solutions, instead providing a complete presentation of forward-looking research in all areas of Smart Grid security. The book will enable practitioners to learn about upcoming trends, scientists to share new directions in research, and government and industry decision-makers to prepare for major strategic decisions regarding implementation of Smart Grid technology. Presents the most current and leading edge research on Smart Grid security from a holistic standpoint, featuring a panel of top experts in the field. Includes coverage of risk management, operational security, and secure development of the Smart Grid. Covers key technical topics, including threat types and attack vectors, threat case studies, smart metering, smart home, e- mobility, smart buildings, DERs, demand response management, distribution grid operators, transmission grid operators, virtual power plants, resilient architectures, communications protocols and encryption, as well as physical security.

Smart Grid Applications, Communications, and Security

Author: Lars T. Berger,Krzysztof Iniewski

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118004395

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

View: 9678

For many, smart grids are the biggest technological revolution since the Internet. They have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, increase the reliability of electricity supply, and increase the efficiency of our energy infrastructure. Smart Grid Applications, Communications, and Security explains how diverse technologies play hand-in-hand in building and maintaining smart grids around the globe. The book delves into the communication aspects of smart grids, provides incredible insight into power electronics, sensing, monitoring, and control technologies, and points out the potential for new technologies and markets. Extensively cross-referenced, the book contains comprehensive coverage in four major parts: Part I: Applications provides a detailed introduction to smart grid applications—spanning the transmission, distribution, and consumer side of the electricity grid Part II: Communications discusses wireless, wireline, and optical communication solutions—from the physical layers up to sensing, automation, and control protocols running on the application layers Part III: Security deals with cyber security—sharpening the awareness of security threats, reviewing the ongoing standardization, and outlining the future of authentication and encryption key management Part IV: Case Studies and Field Trials presents self-contained chapters of studies where the smart grid of tomorrow has already been put into practice With contributions from major industry stakeholders such as Siemens, Cisco, ABB, and Motorola, this is the ideal book for both engineering professionals and students.

Security and Privacy in Smart Sensor Networks

Author: Maleh, Yassine,Ezzati, Abdellah,Belaissaoui, Mustapha

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522557377

Category: Computers

Page: 441

View: 4779

Security and privacy protection within computer networks can be a challenge. By examining the current problems and challenges this domain is facing, more efficient strategies can be established to safeguard personal information against invasive pressures. Security and Privacy in Smart Sensor Networks is a critical scholarly resource that examines recent developments and emerging trends in smart sensor security and privacy by providing new models, practical solutions, and technological advances related to security. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as cloud security, encryption, and intrusion detection systems, this book is geared towards academicians, engineers, IT specialists, researchers, and students seeking current research on authentication and intrusion detection.

Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid

Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure

Author: Eric D. Knapp,Raj Samani

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 012404638X

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 9680

Many people think of the Smart Grid as a power distribution group built on advanced smart metering—but that’s just one aspect of a much larger and more complex system. The "Smart Grid" requires new technologies throughout energy generation, transmission and distribution, and even the homes and businesses being served by the grid. This also represents new information paths between these new systems and services, all of which represents risk, requiring a more thorough approach to where and how cyber security controls are implemented. This insight provides a detailed architecture of the entire Smart Grid, with recommended cyber security measures for everything from the supply chain to the consumer. Discover the potential of the Smart Grid Learn in depth about its systems See its vulnerabilities and how best to protect it

Smart Grid Communication Infrastructures

Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Security

Author: Feng Ye,Yi Qian,Rose Qingyang Hu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119240182

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 3898

A comprehensive resource that covers all the key areas of smart grid communication infrastructures Smart grid is a transformational upgrade to the traditional power grid that adds communication capabilities, intelligence and modern control. Smart Grid Communication Infrastructures is a comprehensive guide that addresses communication infrastructures, related applications and other issues related to the smart grid. The text shows how smart grid departs from the traditional power grid technology. Fundamentally, smart grid has advanced communication infrastructures to achieve two-way information exchange between service providers and customers. Grid operations in smart grid have proven to be more efficient and more secure because of the communication infrastructures and modern control. Smart Grid Communication Infrastructures examines and summarizes the recent advances in smart grid communications, big data analytics and network security. The authors – noted experts in the field – review the technologies, applications and issues in smart grid communication infrastructure. This important resource: Offers a comprehensive review of all areas of smart grid communication infrastructures Includes an ICT framework for smart grid Contains a review of self-sustaining wireless neighborhood that are network designed Presents design and analysis of a wireless monitoring network for transmission lines in smart grid Written for graduate students, professors, researchers, scientists, practitioners and engineers, Smart Grid Communication Infrastructures is the comprehensive resource that explores all aspects of the topic.

The Internet of Things: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522518339

Category: Computers

Page: 530

View: 757

The ubiquity of modern technologies has allowed for increased connectivity between people and devices across the globe. This connected infrastructure of networks creates numerous opportunities for applications and uses. The Internet of Things: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest academic material on the interconnectivity of networks and devices in the digital era and examines best practices for integrating this advanced connectivity across multiple fields. Featuring extensive coverage on innovative perspectives, such as secure computing, regulatory standards, and trust management, this book is ideally designed for engineers, researchers, professionals, graduate students, and practitioners seeking scholarly insights on the Internet of Things.

Novel Design and the Applications of Smart-M3 Platform in the Internet of Things: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Korzun, Dmitry,Kashevnik, Alexey,Balandin, Sergey

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522526544

Category: Computers

Page: 150

View: 1538

The Internet of Things has become a major influence on the development of new technologies and innovations. When combined with smart services, the end-user experience can be significantly enhanced. Novel Design and the Applications of Smart-M3 Platform in the Internet of Things: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides an innovative outlook on the development of open source technology for the creation of smart spaces and services. Including a range of relevant topics such as interoperability, system architecture, and information processing, this book is an ideal reference source for academics, researchers, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the latest advancements in the Internet of Things.

Privacy in a Digital, Networked World

Technologies, Implications and Solutions

Author: Sherali Zeadally,Mohamad Badra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319084704

Category: Computers

Page: 418

View: 739

This comprehensive textbook/reference presents a focused review of the state of the art in privacy research, encompassing a range of diverse topics. The first book of its kind designed specifically to cater to courses on privacy, this authoritative volume provides technical, legal, and ethical perspectives on privacy issues from a global selection of renowned experts. Features: examines privacy issues relating to databases, P2P networks, big data technologies, social networks, and digital information networks; describes the challenges of addressing privacy concerns in various areas; reviews topics of privacy in electronic health systems, smart grid technology, vehicular ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, location-based systems, and crowdsourcing platforms; investigates approaches for protecting privacy in cloud applications; discusses the regulation of personal information disclosure and the privacy of individuals; presents the tools and the evidence to better understand consumers’ privacy behaviors.

Smart Grid Communications and Networking

Author: Ekram Hossain,Zhu Han,H. Vincent Poor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014131

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 481

View: 2610

This one-stop reference provides the state-of-the-art theory, key strategies, protocols, deployment aspects, standardization activities and experimental studies of communication and networking technologies for the smart grid. Expert authors provide all the essential information researchers need to progress in the field and to allow power systems engineers to optimize their communication systems.

Securing the Smart Grid

Next Generation Power Grid Security

Author: Tony Flick,Justin Morehouse

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781597495714

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2471

Securing the Smart Grid discusses the features of the smart grid, particularly its strengths and weaknesses, to better understand threats and attacks, and to prevent insecure deployments of smart grid technologies. A smart grid is a modernized electric grid that uses information and communications technology to be able to process information, such as the behaviors of suppliers and consumers. The book discusses different infrastructures in a smart grid, such as the automatic metering infrastructure (AMI). It also discusses the controls that consumers, device manufacturers, and utility companies can use to minimize the risk associated with the smart grid. It explains the smart grid components in detail so readers can understand how the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of these components can be secured or compromised. This book will be a valuable reference for readers who secure the networks of smart grid deployments, as well as consumers who use smart grid devices. Details how old and new hacking techniques can be used against the grid and how to defend against them Discusses current security initiatives and how they fall short of what is needed Find out how hackers can use the new infrastructure against itself

Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities

Communication Networks and Services

Author: Hussein T. Mouftah,Melike Erol-Kantarci,Mubashir Husain Rehmani

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119360080

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 486

With the increasing worldwide trend in population migration into urban centers, we are beginning to see the emergence of the kinds of mega-cities which were once the stuff of science fiction. It is clear to most urban planners and developers that accommodating the needs of the tens of millions of inhabitants of those megalopolises in an orderly and uninterrupted manner will require the seamless integration of and real-time monitoring and response services for public utilities and transportation systems. Part speculative look into the future of the world’s urban centers, part technical blueprint, this visionary book helps lay the groundwork for the communication networks and services on which tomorrow’s “smart cities” will run. Written by a uniquely well-qualified author team, this book provides detailed insights into the technical requirements for the wireless sensor and actuator networks required to make smart cities a reality.

Communication Challenges and Solutions in the Smart Grid

Author: Fayҫal Bouhafs,Michael Mackay,Madjid Merabti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493921843

Category: Computers

Page: 95

View: 3088

This SpringerBrief discusses the rise of the smart grid from the perspective of computing and communications. It explains how current and next-generation network technology and methodologies help recognize the potential that the smart grid initiative promises. Chapters provide context on the smart grid before exploring specific challenges related to communication control and energy management. Topics include control in heterogeneous power supply, solutions for backhaul and wide area networks, home energy management systems, and technologies for smart energy management systems. Designed for researchers and professionals working on the smart grid, Communication Challenges and Solutions in the Smart Grid offers context and applications for the common issues of this developing technology. Advanced-level students interested in networking and communications engineering will also find the brief valuable.

Applied Cryptography

Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119439027

Category: Computers

Page: 784

View: 3306

From the world's most renowned security technologist, Bruce Schneier, this 20th Anniversary Edition is the most definitive reference on cryptography ever published and is the seminal work on cryptography. Cryptographic techniques have applications far beyond the obvious uses of encoding and decoding information. For developers who need to know about capabilities, such as digital signatures, that depend on cryptographic techniques, there's no better overview than Applied Cryptography, the definitive book on the subject. Bruce Schneier covers general classes of cryptographic protocols and then specific techniques, detailing the inner workings of real-world cryptographic algorithms including the Data Encryption Standard and RSA public-key cryptosystems. The book includes source-code listings and extensive advice on the practical aspects of cryptography implementation, such as the importance of generating truly random numbers and of keeping keys secure. ". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . .The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . ." -Wired Magazine ". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal ". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field." -PC Magazine The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. The book shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems. With a new Introduction by the author, this premium edition will be a keepsake for all those committed to computer and cyber security.

Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems

Foundations, Principles, and Applications

Author: Houbing Song,Glenn A. Fink,Sabina Jeschke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111922604X

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 3014

Overview of security and privacy in cyber-physical systems -- Network security and privacy for cyber-physical systems -- Tutorial on information theoretic metrics quantifying privacy in cyber-physical systems -- Cyber-physical systems and national security concerns -- Legal considerations of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things -- Key management -- Secure registration and remote attestation of IoT devices joining the cloud : the Stack4Things case of study -- Context awareness for adaptive access control management in IoT environments -- Data privacy issues in distributed security monitoring system -- Privacy protection for cloud-based robotic networks -- Network coding technique : security challenges and applications -- Lightweight crypto and security -- Cyber-physical vulnerabilities of wireless sensor networks in smart cities -- Towards detecting data integrity attacks in smart grid -- Survey on data security and privacy in wireless sensor systems for health -- Security of smart buildings -- The internet of postal things : making the postal infrastructure smarter -- Security and privacy issues in the internet of cows -- Admission control based load protection in the smart grid

Data Privacy for the Smart Grid

Author: Rebecca Herold,Christine Hertzog

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466573384

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 3874

Many Smart Grid books include "privacy" in their title, but only touch on privacy, with most of the discussion focusing on cybersecurity. Filling this knowledge gap, Data Privacy for the Smart Grid provides a clear description of the Smart Grid ecosystem, presents practical guidance about its privacy risks, and details the actions required to protect data generated by Smart Grid technologies. It addresses privacy in electric, natural gas, and water grids and supplies two different perspectives of the topic—one from a Smart Grid expert and another from a privacy and information security expert. The authors have extensive experience with utilities and leading the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Cyber Security Working Group (CSWG)/Smart Grid Interoperability Group (SGIP) Privacy Subgroup. This comprehensive book is understandable for all those involved in the Smart Grid. The authors detail the facts about Smart Grid privacy so readers can separate truth from myth about Smart Grid privacy. While considering privacy in the Smart Grid, the book also examines the data created by Smart Grid technologies and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and associated legal issues. The text details guidelines based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Privacy Guidelines and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Fair Information Practices. It includes privacy training recommendations and references to additional Smart Grid privacy resources. After reading the book, readers will be prepared to develop informed opinions, establish fact-based decisions, make meaningful contributions to Smart Grid legislation and policies, and to build technologies to preserve and protect privacy. Policy makers; Smart Grid and M2M product and service developers; utility customer and privacy resources; and other service providers and resources are primary beneficiaries of the information provided in Data Privacy for the Smart Grid. However, everyone interested in Smart Grid privacy implications will derive great value from this book.

Organizational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Smith, Peter A.C.,Pourdehnad, John

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522553916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 125

View: 6094

Digital technology has transformed business and management methodology in the modern era. As technologies continue to evolve and change, designing a platform for business architecture requires flexibility and practicality. Organizational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides the latest research on the approaches to dealing successfully with newly emerging digital technologies and the dynamic complexity leaders are facing now and in the future. While highlighting topics such as business architecture, interactive planning, and strategic capital, this book explores the implications of technologies on business and leadership as well as the development of leadership methods and applications. This book is an important resource for professionals, practitioners, upper-level students, and managers seeking current research on leadership and business advancement in the digital era.

Network Security

Current Status and Future Directions

Author: Christos Douligeris,Dimitrios N. Serpanos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470099735

Category: Computers

Page: 608

View: 5222

A unique overview of network security issues, solutions, and methodologies at an architectural and research level Network Security provides the latest research and addresses likely future developments in network security protocols, architectures, policy, and implementations. It covers a wide range of topics dealing with network security, including secure routing, designing firewalls, mobile agent security, Bluetooth security, wireless sensor networks, securing digital content, and much more. Leading authorities in the field provide reliable information on the current state of security protocols, architectures, implementations, and policies. Contributors analyze research activities, proposals, trends, and state-of-the-art aspects of security and provide expert insights into the future of the industry. Complete with strategies for implementing security mechanisms and techniques, Network Security features: * State-of-the-art technologies not covered in other books, such as Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks and countermeasures * Problems and solutions for a wide range of network technologies, from fixed point to mobile * Methodologies for real-time and non-real-time applications and protocols

Smart Grid

Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid

Author: Stephen F. Bush

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111882024X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 9679

This book bridges the divide between the fields of power systems engineering and computer communication through the new field of power system information theory. Written by an expert with vast experience in the field, this book explores the smart grid from generation to consumption, both as it is planned today and how it will evolve tomorrow. The book focuses upon what differentiates the smart grid from the "traditional" power grid as it has been known for the last century. Furthermore, the author provides the reader with a fundamental understanding of both power systems and communication networking. It shows the complexity and operational requirements of the evolving power grid, the so-called "smart grid," to the communication networking engineer; and similarly, it shows the complexity and operational requirements for communications to the power systems engineer. The book is divided into three parts. Part One discusses the basic operation of the electric power grid, covering fundamental knowledge that is assumed in Parts Two and Three. Part Two introduces communications and networking, which are critical enablers for the smart grid. It also considers how communication and networking will evolve as technology develops. This lays the foundation for Part Three, which utilizes communication within the power grid. Part Three draws heavily upon both the embedded intelligence within the power grid and current research, anticipating how and where computational intelligence will be implemented within the smart grid. Each part is divided into chapters and each chapter has a set of questions useful for exercising the readers' understanding of the material in that chapter. Key Features: Bridges the gap between power systems and communications experts Addresses the smart grid from generation to consumption, both as it is planned today and how it will likely evolve tomorrow Explores the smart grid from the perspective of traditional power systems as well as from communications Discusses power systems, communications, and machine learning that all define the smart grid It introduces the new field of power system information theory