Special Issue Paper
A survey on security issues in smart grids
Article first published online: 4 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Security and Communication Networks
How to Cite
Jokar, P., Arianpoo, N. and Leung, V. C. M. (2012), A survey on security issues in smart grids. Security Comm. Networks. doi: 10.1002/sec.559
- Article first published online: 4 JUN 2012
- National Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Grant Number: STPGP 396838
- smart grid;
- smart meter;
A key feature of the smart grid is the introduction of two-way data communications into the power grid. This brings many security challenges, because of the large-scale, difficult-to-secure environment, complexity of smart grid systems, and resource limitations of the smart grid deployments. In this paper, we focus on security and privacy concerns in the context of the smart grid. Existing security mechanisms developed for traditional information technology systems can be used as a basis for designing security measures for the smart grid. However, new methods that meet the special requirements and characteristics of the smart grid are also required. In spite of the obstacles against developing detailed security solutions for the future smart grid, such as uncertainty of the architecture and lack of practical experiences with security attacks, some research has been performed in this area over the last few years. We survey the existing literature on different security aspects of the smart grid and provide directions for further research. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.