The 1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Assisted Internet of Things

Research Article

A Hybrid Encryption Scheme for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-8-2017.152990,
        author={Samer Khasawneh and Michel Kadoch},
        title={A Hybrid Encryption Scheme for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Networks},
        proceedings={The 1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Assisted Internet of Things},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SGIOT},
        year={2017},
        month={8},
        keywords={AMI networks Hybrid encryption Elliptic curve ECIES Integrity code.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-8-2017.152990}
    }
    
  • Samer Khasawneh
    Michel Kadoch
    Year: 2017
    A Hybrid Encryption Scheme for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Networks
    SGIOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-8-2017.152990
Samer Khasawneh1,2,*, Michel Kadoch1,2
  • 1: Department of Electrical Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure,
  • 2: University of Quebec, 1100 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, Canada
*Contact email: samer.khasawneh.1@ens.etsmtl.ca

Abstract

Abstract. Smart grid has been recognized as a promising solution to overcome the limitations in functionality and requirements of the legacy power grid. In order to enable positive transition in providing electricity services, two-way communication between different smart grid devices must be activated. Integrating communication will raise many security concerns. Failure in achieving secure communication will annul the smart grid outcomes. In this research, we exploit hybrid encryption to design a cryptographic scheme for Advanced Metering Infrastructure networks. Elliptic Curve cryptography is known to use shorter key sizes compared to other public key cryptosystems, thereby we utilize Elliptic Curve Encryption for key encapsulation. The proposed scheme is evaluated in terms of computation and communication overhead. Simulation results indicate the validity of the proposed scheme for AMI networks. As of this writing, we are unaware of any efficient hybrid encryption system designed for AMI networks.