Integrity protection in a smart grid environment for wireless access of smart meters

Kai-Oliver Detken, Carl-Heinz Genzel, Carsten Rudolph, Marcel Jahnke

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Abstract

To meet future challenges of energy grids, secure communication between involved control systems is necessary. Therefore the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has published security standards concerning a central communication unit for energy grids called Smart Meter Gateway (SMGW). The present security concept of the SPIDER project takes these standards into consideration but extends their level of information security by integrating elements from the Trusted Computing approach. Additionally, a tamper resistant grid is integrated with chosen hardware modules and a trustworthy boot process is applied. To continually measure the SMGW and smart meter (SM) integrity the approach Trusted Network Connect (TNC) from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is used. Hereby a Trusted Core Network (TCN) can be established to protect the smart grid components against IT based attacks. That is necessary, especially by the use of wireless connections between the SMGW and smart meter components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 2nd International Symposium on Wireless Systems within the Conferences on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems, IDAACS-SWS 2014
Subtitle of host publication11-12 September 2014 Offenburg, Germany
EditorsAnatoly Sachenko, Axel Sikora
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages79-86
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479967223, 9781479967216
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Wireless Systems 2014 - Offenburg, Germany
Duration: 11 Sep 201412 Sep 2014
Conference number: 2nd

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE International Symposium on Wireless Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleIDAACS-SWS 2014
CountryGermany
CityOffenburg
Period11/09/1412/09/14
Otherwithin the Conferences on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems (IDAACS) 2014

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