6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing

Research Article

Hardware security device facilitated trusted residential energy services

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.41,
        author={John Zic and Julian Jang and Dongxi Liu and Chen Wang and Martin de Groot},
        title={Hardware security device facilitated trusted residential energy services},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2011},
        month={5},
        keywords={Companies Contracts Cryptography Hardware IP networks Prototypes},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.41}
    }
    
  • John Zic
    Julian Jang
    Dongxi Liu
    Chen Wang
    Martin de Groot
    Year: 2011
    Hardware security device facilitated trusted residential energy services
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.41
John Zic1, Julian Jang1, Dongxi Liu1, Chen Wang1, Martin de Groot1
  • 1: CSIRO ICT Centre, Sydney, Australia

Abstract

We report on our experiences in developing a hardware based security solution for a demonstration prototype of a novel, smart-grid enabled energy services delivery model. This model is based on establishing and maintaining trusted, secure dynamic collaborations with agreed, policy driven usage and billing metrics between energy service providers, energy supply companies, and the consumers' residences. In this paper, we describe how we used a specialized secure hardware device, issued by an energy service company and containing a set of tokens and cryptographic functions can be used to ensure that all transactions between the energy service company and the consumer are trusted, secure and private to the participants.