Towards a light-weight message authentication mechanism tailored for Smart Grid communications

Mostafa M.M.A.E Fouda, Zubair Md Fadlullah, Nei Kato, Rongxing Lu, Xuemin Shen

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Abstract

Smart Grid (SG) technology, which aims at bringing the world's aging electric grids into the 21st century by utilizing intelligent transmission and distributed networks, has been gaining momentum in recent years. Despite its attractive features, the SG technology remains vulnerable to some security threats, such as spoofing and man-in-the-middle attacks. In this paper, to address these potential security issues, we propose a light-weight and secure message authentication mechanism. The proposed mechanism is based on Diffie-Hellman key establishment protocol and hash-based message authentication code, which allows various smart meters at different points of the SG to make mutual authentication and achieve message authentication with low latency and few signal message exchanges. Detailed security analysis shows it can satisfy the desirable security requirements. In addition, extensive computer-based simulation also demonstrates its efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011
Pages1018-1023
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 26
Event2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2011 Apr 102011 Apr 15

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period11/4/1011/4/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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