Attacks and their Defenses for Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Sheeraz Niaz Lighari, Dil Muhammad Akbar Hussain, Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Asad Ali Shaikh

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Abstract

The smart grid is the digitized, modernized, updated version of archaic traditional electric grid. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an imperative part of the smart grid. It has replaced legacy metering, as it reports the energy consumption to the utility automatically through communication channels. AMI is also featuring to communicate control functions from utility to the smart meters. So, both the consumption data and control data needs to be securely transmitted to their ends. Any leak and tempering may produce the dire effects to both utility and consumers. Hence security of AMI is a very important concern to take real advantage of this technology. In this paper, first we analyze the security threats faced by AMI components and then propose the countermeasures to tackle them. The aim is to visualize the possible threats in the context of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA Triad) context and propose countermeasure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops, ICUMT 2014
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateOct 2014
Pages148 - 151
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5291-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Event6th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops, ICUMT 2014 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 Oct 20148 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference6th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops, ICUMT 2014
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period06/10/201408/10/2014

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