Smart Grid Metering Networks: A Survey on Security, Privacy and Open Research Issues

Pardeep Kumar, Yun Lin, Guangdong Bai, Andrew Paverd, Jin Song Dong, Andrew Martin
2019 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Smart grid (SG) networks are newly upgraded networks of connected objects that greatly improve reliability, efficiency and sustainability of the traditional energy infrastructure. In this respect, the smart metering infrastructure (SMI) plays an important role in controlling, monitoring and managing multiple domains in the SG. Despite the salient features of SMI, security and privacy issues have been under debate because of the large number of heterogeneous devices that are anticipated to be
more » ... rdinated through public communication networks. This survey paper shows a brief overview of real cyber attack incidents in traditional energy networks and those targeting the smart metering network. Specifically, we present a threat taxonomy considering: (i) threats in system-level security, (ii) threats and/or theft of services, and (iii) threats to privacy. Based on the presented threats, we derive a set of security and privacy requirements for SG metering networks. Furthermore, we discuss various schemes that have been proposed to address these threats, considering the pros and cons of each. Finally, we investigate the open research issues to shed new light on future research directions in smart grid metering networks.
doi:10.1109/comst.2019.2899354 fatcat:67bz5glcfbbldpqagxmhvy2ssm