Title: A novel elliptic curve cryptography-based system for smart grid communication

Authors: Ajay Kumar; Kumar Abhishek; Kunjal Shah; Suyel Namasudra; Seifedine Kadry

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India ' Department of CE and IT, VJTI Mumbai, Maharastra, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India ' Department of Applied Data Science, Noroff University College, Norway

Abstract: Smart grid describes an electrical grid that has integrated with a fully computerised two-way communication network. Smart grid (SG) communication has recently experienced attention regarding distributed electric power transmission frameworks. Because of the intricate nature of the intelligent grid and different safekeeping prerequisites, structuring a reasonable validation system is a perplexing task. Therefore, validation and data protection of these devices, including lightweight operations with trivial computations, play an exceptional job in fruitful coordination of SG technologies. In this inquiry, a validation system dependent on elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) for securing the smart grid is proposed. The formal verification of this procedure is implemented utilising the ProVerif tool along with Burrows-Abadi-Needham logic (BAN logic), which affirms its security strength within sight of a conceivable trespasser. The proposed system is free from all security attacks. The informal security analysis, performance analysis, and assessment of the proposed approach with several other existing systems demonstrate that it is powerful enough in terms of operation cost, storage cost and transmission cost, efficient and stout against numerous security attacks.

Keywords: validation; elliptic curve cryptography; ECC; security analysis; ProVerif tool; Burrows-Abadi-Needham logic; BAN logic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2021.118398

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2021 Vol.17 No.4, pp.321 - 342

Received: 10 Aug 2020
Accepted: 17 Dec 2020

Published online: 06 Sep 2021 *

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