Title: A secure and privacy-preserving scheme for secure metering and cooperative communication in advanced metering infrastructure of smart grid networks

Authors: Oladayo Olufemi Olakanmi; Kehinde Oluwasesan Odeyemi

Addresses: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Ibadan, Office 6, Nigeria ' Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Ibadan, Office 3 Quadrangle Building, Nigeria

Abstract: The high volume of sensitive data on the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) coupled with the vulnerability of the wireless infrastructure of the smart grid network made AMI a major target for different attacks. Therefore, to secure metering and communication on AMI, there is a need for an efficient solution that enforces confidentiality, integrity, and privacy preservation. Meanwhile, most of the existing security schemes for AMI are incapable of providing vital security requirements at a low cost. In this paper, we propose an efficient privacy-aware and secure metering and communication scheme for AMI. To achieve this, we develop a scheme containing non-complex key management, data aggregation, and authentication procedures. Our scheme allows data aggregation among m-number of customers for secure multi-hop transmission of metering data.

Keywords: smart grid; perturbation; security; aggregation; metering; communication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2021.119396

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2021 Vol.16 No.4, pp.267 - 280

Received: 02 Apr 2020
Accepted: 15 Jan 2021

Published online: 02 Dec 2021 *

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