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An Architecture to Facilitate Security Assurance and Legal Compliance for Call Auditing in the Wholesale Electricity Market

Aklilu Daniel Tesfamicael, Vicky Liu, Matthew McKague, William Caelli
2021 IEEE Access  
The auditability of telephone call records plays an essential governance role in the electricity industry in Australia as non-compliance with the Australian National Electricity Rules can lead to financial  ...  for an automatic telephone call audit system with security provisions to prevent unauthorized access to and manipulation of telephone call records nationally.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Dr. Bob Maczkowiack for taking the time to review the manuscript. They sincerely appreciate his invaluable comments and editing work on this study.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3122518 fatcat:xbuxsbz7g5e4zlcxhhbztn7inm

A Design for a Secure Energy Market Trading System in a National Wholesale Electricity Market

Aklilu Daniel Tesfamicael, Vicky Liu, Matthew McKague, William Caelli, Ernest Foo
2020 IEEE Access  
In this paper, we address security architectures required of the energy market trading system in an Australian context, we propose a cryptocurrency token-based structure and a smart contract that provides  ...  Energy market trading systems are undergoing rapid transformation due to an increasing demand for renewable energy sources to be integrated into the power grid, coupled with the dynamic and evolving needs  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Dr. Bob Maczkowiack for taking the time to review the manuscript. They would also like to thank his invaluable comments and editing work on this study.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3009356 fatcat:wvtdddn44zcsjafd2mbmlucege

A Scalable Digital Infrastructure for Sustainable Energy Grid Enabled by Distributed Ledger Technology

Rahim Rahmani, Yuhong Li
2020 Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks  
In this paper, we propose a DLT-based architecture for the energy grid with the development of existing solution concepts by implementing scalability solutions.  ...  To this end, we derive energy market components as a framework for building efficient microgrid.  ...  While Hyperledger Fabric is well suited for ensuring legal compliance and for the consortium type networks that characterize grid connected DERs it is communication bound and has failed to scale in past  ... 
doi:10.5383/juspn.12.02.003 fatcat:7mmj63qkjffg3joldbcnmjysdm

Blockchain technology in the energy sector: A systematic review of challenges and opportunities

Merlinda Andoni, Valentin Robu, David Flynn, Simone Abram, Dale Geach, David Jenkins, Peter McCallum, Andrew Peacock
2019 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
The paper ends with a discussion of challenges and market barriers the technology needs to overcome to get past the hype phase, prove its commercial viability and finally be adopted in the mainstream.  ...  limitations for a number of use cases are discussed, ranging from emerging peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, to decentralised marketplaces, electric vehicle  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the UK EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) [EP/P001173/ 1], who commissioned this study, and our main industrial  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.10.014 fatcat:m4rca4rwtbehbgyqyxgwly2er4

Case Study of Cloud Computing Security Issues and confidentiality Challenges

2022 International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research  
; operations security; business continuity planning and disaster planning; legal regulations, compliance, and investigation; and physical security.  ...  The results will provide a comprehensive guide for any Department of DefenseDoD entity attempting to secure its cloud solution.  ...  Security Advantages of Cloud Computing Security automation: The homogeneity of a cloud environment facilitates automation in auditing/testing/security/data retention, which increases the speed of request  ... 
doi:10.30534/ijeter/2022/051042022 fatcat:esbrznjmlvdfhbfup6l56b43vi

A Survey on Blockchain-Based Telecommunication Services Marketplaces

Roman-Valentyn Tkachuk, Dragos Ilie, Kurt Tutschku, Remi Robert
2022 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management  
It provides marketplace actors with the tools to perform business transactions in a trusted manner and without the need for an intermediary.  ...  However, most of the time, the commission is dictated by the marketplace facilitator itself and creates an imbalance in value distribution, where producer and consumer sides suffer monetarily.  ...  for merchants to fully control the transaction process and conduct an audit of the data on an immutable ledger making the process transparent and secure.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsm.2021.3123680 fatcat:jzo27bkcojaaxlrljteeacflga

Survey on blockchain for future smart grids: Technical aspects, applications, integration challenges and future research

Charithri Yapa, Chamitha de Alwis, Madhusanka Liyanage, Janaka Ekanayake
2021 Energy Reports  
Blockchain and smart contracts are integrated to facilitate the transformation from DSO-centric operations to consumer-oriented, distributed electricity grid management.  ...  The paper further provides a concise analysis on the blockchain integration challenges, thereby ensure secure and scalable, decentralized operations of future, autonomous electricity networks.  ...  Acknowledgment This work has been performed under the framework of 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927) project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.egyr.2021.09.112 fatcat:epmltjml2zfpdd5a6xcvcirgom

D5.8: Report on Cybersecurity, privacy and other business regulatory requirements

Magda Zafeiropoulou, Thanasis Bachoumis, Katerina Drivakou, Anastasis Tzoumpas, Ferdinando Bosco, Denisa Ziu, Aivo Toots, Andres Jõgi, Marko Petron
2021 Zenodo  
This deliverable focuses on eliciting societal, ethical, legal, data protection and security requirements, with a special attention to cybersecurity and privacy issues potentially arising alomg the design  ...  and development of OneNet workbench.  ...  This chapter includes initially an introduction to the OneNet architecture in order to facilitate the reader to have a clear view of it and understand properly its objectives and functionalities.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5948694 fatcat:tf6y4yfuw5dklcaf7veroykyay

People's Republic of China: Financial System Stability Assessment

International Monetary Fund
2011 IMF Staff Country Reports  
rising real estate prices, and (iv) an increase in imbalances due to the current economic growth pattern.  ...  markets and instruments to deepen and strengthen China's financial system; and (v) upgrading the framework for financial stability, crisis management, and resolution arrangement.  ...  While the CSRC has taken an active and strategic approach to regulate securities markets, the legal and regulatory system needs improvement.  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781463924546.002 fatcat:pxj2apwbc5elpcmmee273lgvcy

A Survey of Research on Retail Central Bank Digital Currency

John Kiff, Jihad Alwazir, Sonja Davidovic, Aquiles Farias, Ashraf Khan, Tanai Khiaonarong, Majid Malaika, Hunter Monroe, Nobu Sugimoto, Hervé Tourpe, Peter Zhou
2020 IMF Working Papers  
This paper makes a contribution to the CBDC literature by suggesting a structured framework to organize discussions on whether or not to issue CBDC, with an operational focus and a project management perspective  ...  It looks at the reasons why central banks are exploring retail CBDC issuance, policy and design considerations; legal, governance and regulatory perspectives; plus cybersecurity and other risk considerations  ...  Such an open architecture could facilitate a competitive market for CBDC-related payment services, although its design should ensure that there are no structural factors that could lead to winner-take-all  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781513547787.001 fatcat:dp3olkbtabffbpbsa7k6f32j3i

Blockchain for Industry 4.0: A Comprehensive Review

Umesh Bodkhe, Sudeep Tanwar, Karan Parekh, Pimal Khanpara, Sudhanshu Tyagi, Neeraj Kumar, Mamoun Alazab
2020 IEEE Access  
Moreover, most of the existing security solutions have focussed only on few aspects and fail to address scalability, robustness, data storage, network latency, auditability, immutability, and traceability  ...  However, for all the aforementioned applications, security and privacy are major concerns keeping in view of the usage of the open channel, i.e., Internet for data transfer.  ...  For such types of attacks, prevention is better than any reactive defense mechanisms to assure confidentiality, integrity, and privacy within the legal compliance rules [8] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2988579 fatcat:razy4y7st5ag7jflhbghri6t5m

Enron and Internationally Agreed Principles for Corporate Governance and the Financial Sector [chapter]

Andrew Cornford
2006 Enron and World Finance  
Recent corporate scandals have led to a wide-ranging re-examination of standards for corporate governance with repercussions that extend to financial regulation and the key standards for financial systems  ...  which are a major component of current initiatives to strengthen the international financial architecture and include corporate governance as one of their subjects.  ...  But the new regime left the utilities exposed to fluctuations in the spot market for electricity.  ... 
doi:10.1057/9780230518865_2 fatcat:buyvgjyqonfkxjik3v5w3spefe

Regulatory governance

César Córdova-Novion, Deirdre Hanlon
2003 OECD Journal on Budgeting  
In general, the function of an economic regulator is to ensure that the market functions and in particular that consumers have access to secure services at a reasonable price.  ...  In 2000, the New Zealand Government announced plans to reform the regulatory framework for the electricity market.  ... 
doi:10.1787/budget-v2-art16-en fatcat:qzs5263ykjbpbcer66cdrfcp2i

Greece: Request for Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Greece

International Monetary Fund.
2017 IMF Staff Country Reports  
GPS systems on vessels and tanker trucks and inflow-outflow systems on vessels (Wholesale 29, December 2018), introduce an electronic registry for electrical equipment (Chemicals 80, December 2017), review  ...  product and service markets, so as to facilitate investment and create new jobs.  ...  Arrangement in the amount of SDR 1.3 billion (55 percent of quota, about €1.6 billion) for which we are requesting approval in principle by the IMF Board until assurances on debt relief are received to  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781484311219.002 fatcat:bozsbqw3o5ao7jezcnkqhtqirm

Central Bank Risk Management, Fintech, and Cybersecurity

Ashraf Khan, Majid Malaika
2021 IMF Working Papers  
IMF Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to encourage debate.  ...  The views expressed in IMF Working Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.  ...  The authors are grateful for input from Ricky Satria, Yosamartha, Ronggo Gundala, Irman Pardede (Bank Indonesia), Ralph Ansumana (Bank of Sierra Leone), Jean Goetzinger (Central Bank of Luzembourg), Roman  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781513582344.001 fatcat:fucvfzxltnbzvmzrua2iclxmtm
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