Authentication and key management for Advanced Metering Infrastructures utilizing physically unclonable functions

Mohamed Nabeel, Sam Kerr, Xiaoyu Ding, Elisa Bertino

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32 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Conventional utility meters are increasingly being replaced with smart meters as smart meter based AMIs (Advanced Metering Infrastructures) provide many benefits over conventional power infrastrucutures. However, security issues pertaining to the data transmission between smart meters and utility servers have been a major concern. With large scale AMI deployments, addressing these issues is challenging. In particular, as data travels through several networks, secure end-to-end communication based on strong authentication mechanisms and a robust and scalable key management schemes are crucial for assuring the confidentiality and the integrity of this data. In this paper, we propose an approach based on PUF (physically unclonable function) technology for providing strong hardware based authentication of smart meters and efficient key management to assure the confidentiality and integrity of messages exchanged between smart meters and the utility. Our approach does not require modifications to the existing smart meter communication. We have developed a proof-of-concept implementation of the proposed approach which is also briefly discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
Pages324-329
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012 - Tainan
Duration: 5 Nov 20128 Nov 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
CityTainan
Period5/11/128/11/12

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Advanced metering infrastructures
Smart meters
Authentication
infrastructure
integrity
management
communication
hardware
travel
Communication
Data communication systems
Servers
Hardware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Nabeel, M., Kerr, S., Ding, X., & Bertino, E. (2012). Authentication and key management for Advanced Metering Infrastructures utilizing physically unclonable functions. In 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012 (pp. 324-329). [6486004] https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2012.6486004

Authentication and key management for Advanced Metering Infrastructures utilizing physically unclonable functions. / Nabeel, Mohamed; Kerr, Sam; Ding, Xiaoyu; Bertino, Elisa.

2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012. 2012. p. 324-329 6486004.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nabeel, M, Kerr, S, Ding, X & Bertino, E 2012, Authentication and key management for Advanced Metering Infrastructures utilizing physically unclonable functions. in 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012., 6486004, pp. 324-329, 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012, Tainan, 5/11/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2012.6486004
Nabeel M, Kerr S, Ding X, Bertino E. Authentication and key management for Advanced Metering Infrastructures utilizing physically unclonable functions. In 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012. 2012. p. 324-329. 6486004 https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2012.6486004
Nabeel, Mohamed ; Kerr, Sam ; Ding, Xiaoyu ; Bertino, Elisa. / Authentication and key management for Advanced Metering Infrastructures utilizing physically unclonable functions. 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012. 2012. pp. 324-329
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