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A Novel Non-cryptographic Security Services for Advanced Metering Infrastructure in Smart Grid

Ali M. Allam. Published in Security.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2015
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Ali M. Allam
10.5120/cae2015651995

Ali M Allam. Article: A Novel Non-cryptographic Security Services for Advanced Metering Infrastructure in Smart Grid. Communications on Applied Electronics 3(7):35-39, December 2015. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Ali M. Allam},
	title = {Article: A Novel Non-cryptographic Security Services for Advanced Metering Infrastructure in Smart Grid},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {3},
	number = {7},
	pages = {35-39},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}
}

Abstract

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an architecture for automated, two-way communication between a smart utility meter and a utility company.  It is responsible for collecting all the data and information from the loads and consumers. These data and information are critical as it threats the reliability of electrical energy delivery and consumers' privacy. Traditional security solution rely on public key infrastructure may not suitable due to the scalability of the electric grid. In this paper, the author presents a non-cryptographic approach for providing confidentiality, integrity, and authentication (CIA) for AMI. The methods presented in this paper based on the hardware and physical layer approach. A basic idea of the integrity and authentication techniques is to use physical unclonable function (PUF), while the confidentiality technique is based on channel status information of wireless channel between the AMI subsystems. Our approach is secure and efficient for large scale network.

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Keywords

Advance Metering Infrastructure; Hardware intrinsic security; physical-layer security.