Cryptographic Scalability Challenges in the Smart Grid (extended abstract)
In the envisioned smart grid, massive numbers of computational devices will need to authenticate to each other. For scalability, this technology will probably rest on public-key infrastructure (PKI). However, deploying PKI on an entity population this large-and doing the kinds of things we envision the smart grid doing-itself raises many scalability challenges the community will need to address. We survey some.
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