Title

Denial of service attack on protocols for smart grid communications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-29-2016

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x55ba19052240)

Abstract

In this work, a denial of service (DoS) attack known as the clogging attack has been performed on threedifferent modern protocols for smart grid (SG) communications. The first protocol provides authenticationbetween smart meters (SM) and a security and authentication server (SAS). The second protocolfacilitates secure and private communications between electric vehicles (EV) and the smart grid. Thethird protocol is a secure and efficient key distribution protocol for the smart grid. The protocols differin either their applications (authentication, key distribution), or their ways of communications (usage ofencryption, hashes, timestamps etc.). But they are similar in their purpose of design (for the smart grid)and their usage of computationally intensive mathematical operations (modular exponentiation, ECC)to implement security. Solutions to protect these protocols against this attack are then illustrated alongwith identifying the causes behind the occurrence of this vulnerability in SG communication protocolsin general.

Publication Title

Security Solutions and Applied Cryptography in Smart Grid Communications

First Page

50

Last Page

67

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4018/978-1-5225-1829-7.ch003

ISBN

9781522518310,9781522518297

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