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: 7822

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: 673

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.

Security and Privacy in Smart Sensor Networks

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

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522557377

Category: Computers

Page: 441

View: 1392

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.

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: 3728

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: 8985

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.

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: 5676

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 Security

Innovative Solutions for a Modernized Grid

Author: Florian Skopik,Paul Dr. Smith

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128023546

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 5022

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: 7219

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.

Privacy in a Digital, Networked World

Technologies, Implications and Solutions

Author: Sherali Zeadally,Mohamad Badra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319084704

Category: Computers

Page: 418

View: 3375

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.

Advances in Cyber Security: Principles, Techniques, and Applications

Author: Kuan-Ching Li,Xiaofeng Chen,Willy Susilo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811314827

Category: Computers

Page: 255

View: 2793

This book provides state-of-the-art coverage of the principles, techniques, and management of issues in cyber security, including threat attacks, privacy, signature and encryption schemes. One of the most important topics addressed concerns lightweight solutions for public key encryption in resource-constrained environments; the book highlights the latest developments in this area. Authentication is another central issue in cyber security. In this book, we address this aspect and sub-aspects ranging from cryptographic approaches to practical design issues, such as CAPTCHA. Privacy is another main topic that is discussed in detail, from techniques for enhancing privacy to pseudonymous schemes. Addressing key issues in the emerging field of cyber security, this book effectively bridges the gap between computer security and threat attacks, and showcases promising applications involving cryptography and security.

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: 7999

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.

Handbook of Applied Cryptography

Author: Alfred J. Menezes,Paul C. van Oorschot,Scott A. Vanstone

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439821917

Category: Mathematics

Page: 810

View: 3325

Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications. Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data communications. Public-key cryptographic techniques are now in widespread use, especially in the financial services industry, in the public sector, and by individuals for their personal privacy, such as in electronic mail. This Handbook will serve as a valuable reference for the novice as well as for the expert who needs a wider scope of coverage within the area of cryptography. It is a necessary and timely guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography. The Handbook of Applied Cryptography provides a treatment that is multifunctional: It serves as an introduction to the more practical aspects of both conventional and public-key cryptography It is a valuable source of the latest techniques and algorithms for the serious practitioner It provides an integrated treatment of the field, while still presenting each major topic as a self-contained unit It provides a mathematical treatment to accompany practical discussions It contains enough abstraction to be a valuable reference for theoreticians while containing enough detail to actually allow implementation of the algorithms discussed Now in its third printing, this is the definitive cryptography reference that the novice as well as experienced developers, designers, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians alike will use.

Securing the Smart Grid

Next Generation Power Grid Security

Author: Tony Flick,Justin Morehouse

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781597495714

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 335

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

Security-Enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grid

Second International Conference, SUComS 2011, Hualien, Taiwan, September 21-23, 2011. Proceedings

Author: Ruay-Shiung Chang,Tai-Hoon Kim,Sheng-Lung Peng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364223948X

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 7888

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Security-Enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grid, held in Hualien, Taiwan, in September 2011. The 35 revised full papers presented together with two invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 97 submissions. Among the topics covered are the internet of things, mobile networks, wireless networks, service-oriented computing, data-centric computing, voice over IP, cloud computing, privacy, smart grid systems, distributed systems, agent-based systems, assistive technology, social networks, and wearable computing.

Security and Resiliency Analytics for Smart Grids

Static and Dynamic Approaches

Author: Ehab Al-Shaer,Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319328719

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 1828

This book targets the key concern of protecting critical infrastructures such as smart grids. It explains various static and dynamic security analysis techniques that can automatically verify smart grid security and resiliency and identify potential attacks in a proactive manner. This book includes three main sections. The first presents the idea of formally verifying the compliance of smart grid configurations with the security and resiliency guidelines. It provides a formal framework that verifies the compliance of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) configurations with the security and resiliency requirements, and generates remediation plans for potential security violations. The second section covers the formal verification of the security and resiliency of smart grid control systems by using a formal model to analyze attack evasions on state estimation, a core control module of the supervisory control system in smart grids. The model identifies attack vectors that can compromise state estimation. This section also covers risk mitigation techniques that synthesize proactive security plans that make such attacks infeasible. The last part of the book discusses the dynamic security analysis for smart grids. It shows that AMI behavior can be modeled using event logs collected at smart collectors, which in turn can be verified using the specification invariants generated from the configurations of the AMI devices. Although the focus of this book is smart grid security and resiliency, the included formal analytics are generic enough to be extended to other cyber-physical systems, especially those related to industrial control systems (ICS). Therefore, industry professionals and academic researchers will find this book an exceptional resource to learn theoretical and practical aspects of applying formal methods for the protection of critical infrastructures.

Smart Grid

Technology and Applications

Author: Janaka B. Ekanayake,Nick Jenkins,Kithsiri Liyanage,Jianzhong Wu,Akihiko Yokoyama

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119969093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 5670

Electric power systems worldwide face radical transformation with the need to decarbonise electricity supply, replace ageing assets and harness new information and communication technologies (ICT). The Smart Grid uses advanced ICT to control next generation power systems reliably and efficiently. This authoritative guide demonstrates the importance of the Smart Grid and shows how ICT will extend beyond transmission voltages to distribution networks and customer-level operation through Smart Meters and Smart Homes. Smart Grid Technology and Applications: Clearly unravels the evolving Smart Grid concept with extensive illustrations and practical examples. Describes the spectrum of key enabling technologies required for the realisation of the Smart Grid with worked examples to illustrate the applications. Enables readers to engage with the immediate development of the power system and take part in the debate over the future Smart Grid. Introduces the constituent topics from first principles, assuming only a basic knowledge of mathematics, circuits and power systems. Brings together the expertise of a highly experienced and international author team from the UK, Sri Lanka, China and Japan. Electrical, electronics and computer engineering researchers, practitioners and consultants working in inter-disciplinary Smart Grid RD&D will significantly enhance their knowledge through this reference. The tutorial style will greatly benefit final year undergraduate and master’s students as the curriculum increasing focuses on the breadth of technologies that contribute to Smart Grid realisation.

Security-Enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grid

First International Conference, SUComS 2010, Daejeon, Korea, September 15-17, 2010. Proceedings

Author: Tai-hoon Kim,Adrian Stoica,Ruay-Shiung Chang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642164447

Category: Computers

Page: 663

View: 6381

Security-enriched urban computing and smart grids are areas that attracted many a- demic and industry professionals to research and develop. The goal of this conference was to bring together researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of urban computing and the smart grid. This conference includes the following special sessions: Signal Processing, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Communications (SIPC 2010), Networking, Fault-tolerance and Security For Distributed Computing Systems (NFSDCS 2010), Security Technology Application (STA 2010), Electric Transportation (ElecTrans 2010), Techniques of Bi-directional Power Computing in High Voltage Power Supply (TBPC 2010), Low Power IT and Applications (LPITA 2010), Computational Intel- gence and Soft Computing (CISC 2010), Distributed Computing and Sensor Networks (DCSN 2010), Advanced Fusion IT (AFIT 2010), Social Media and Social Netwo- ing (SMSN 2010), Software Engineering and Medical Information Engineering (SEMIE 2010), Human-Centered Advanced Research/Education (HuCARE 2010), Database Integrity and Security (DIS 2010), Ubiquitous IT Application (UITA 2010) and Smart Grid Applications (SGA 2010). We would like to express our gratitude to all of the authors of the submitted papers and to all attendees, for their contributions and participation. We believe in the need for continuing this undertaking in the future.

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: 476

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.

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: 779

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

Smart Grid Security

Second International Workshop, SmartGridSec 2014, Munich, Germany, February 26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Jorge Cuellar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319103296

Category: Computers

Page: 193

View: 6064

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Smart Grid Security, SmartGridSec 2014, held in Munich, Germany, in February 2014. The volume contains twelve corrected and extended papers presented at the workshop which have undergone two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The engineering, deployment and operation of the future Smart Grid will be an enormous project that will require the active participation of many stakeholders with different interests and views regarding the security and privacy goals, technologies, and solutions. There is an increasing need for workshops that bring together researchers from different communities, from academia and industry, to discuss open research topics in the area of future Smart Grid security.