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Smart Grid Security by Paul Dr. Smith, Florian Skopik

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Chapter 5

Secure Communications in Smart Grid: Networking and Protocols

Kieran McLaughlin*
Ivo Friedberg*,
BooJoong Kang*
Peter Maynard*
Sakir Sezer*
Gavin McWilliams**    Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK    Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Abstract

The key attributes of a smarter power grid include: pervasive interconnection of smart devices; extensive data generation and collection; and rapid reaction to events across a widely dispersed physical infrastructure. Modern telecommunications technologies are being deployed across power systems to support these monitoring and control capabilities. To enable interoperability, several new communications protocols and standards have ...

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