SELINDA: A secure, scalable and light-weight data collection protocol for smart grids

György Dán, King Shan Lui, Rehana Tabassum, Quanyan Zhu, Klara Nahrstedt

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

Abstract

Security in the smart grid is a challenge as an increasing number of sensors and measurement devices are connected to the power grid. General purpose security protocols are not suitable for providing data security to devices with limited memory, computational power and network connectivity. In this paper, we develop a secure and light-weight scalable security protocol that allows a power system operator (PO) to collect data from measurement devices (MDs) using data collectors (DCs). The security protocol trades off between computations and device memory requirements and provides flexible association between DC and MDs. These features allow data to be securely transferred from MDs to PO via mobile or untrustworthy DCs. We analyze the complexity and security of the protocol and validate its performance using experiments. Our results confirm that our proposed protocol collects data in a secure, fast and efficient manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013
Pages480-485
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 24 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period10/21/1310/24/13

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

Cite this

Dán, G., Lui, K. S., Tabassum, R., Zhu, Q., & Nahrstedt, K. (2013). SELINDA: A secure, scalable and light-weight data collection protocol for smart grids. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013 (pp. 480-485). [6688004] (2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2013.6688004