A Holistic View of Security and Privacy Issues in Smart Grids

  • Muhammad Rizwan Asghar
  • Daniele Miorandi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7823)

Abstract

The energy system is undergoing a radical transformation. The coupling of the energy system with advanced information and communication technologies is making it possible to monitor and control in real-time generation, transport, distribution and consumption of energy. In this context, a key enabler is represented by smart meters, devices able to monitor in near real-time the consumption of energy by consumers.

If, on one hand, smart meters automate the process of information flow from endpoints to energy suppliers, on the other hand, they may leak sensitive information about consumers. In this paper, we review the issues at stake and the research challenges that characterise smart grids from a privacy and security standpoint.

Keywords

Privacy Data Security Smart Meters Smart Grids Prosumers 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Rizwan Asghar
    • 1
  • Daniele Miorandi
    • 1
  1. 1.International Research CentreCREATE-NETPovoItaly

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