A simulation framework for smart meter security evaluation

Chinnow, Joel, Bsufka, Karsten, Schmidt, Aubrey-Derrick, Bye, Rainer, Camtepe, Seyit A., & Albayrak, Sahin (2011) A simulation framework for smart meter security evaluation. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Measurements for Future Grids (SMFG 2011), IEEE Conference Publications, Bologna, Italy, pp. 1-9.

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The evolution of classic power grids to smart grids creates chances for most participants in the energy sector. Customers can save money by reducing energy consumption, energy providers can better predict energy demand and environment benefits since lower energy consumption implies lower energy production including a decrease of emissions from plants. But information and communication systems supporting smart grids can also be subject to classical or new network attacks. Attacks can result in serious damage such as harming privacy of customers, creating economical loss and even disturb the power supply/demand balance of large regions and countries. In this paper, we give an overview about the German smart measuring architecture, protocols and security. Afterwards, we present a simulation framework which enables researchers to analyze security aspects of smart measuring scenarios.

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ID Code: 58299
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: power system measurement, power system security, network attacks, simulation framework, smart meter security evaluation
DOI: 10.1109/SMFG.2011.6125758
ISBN: 9781457713132
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2013 23:36
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:37

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