Flexible Data Authentication Evaluated for the Smart Grid

Cairns, K., Hauser, C., Gamage, T.
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IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), pp.492,497, 21-24 Oct. 2013.

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Abstract:

This paper explores Time-Valid One-Time-Signature (TV-OTS) as a data authentication protocol for potential use in smart grid applications. TV-OTS is highly configurable with computationally lightweight signing and verification processes, making it a strong candidate for smart grid use. A detailed analysis of security against brute force attacks is presented, which is critical to understanding the parameters under which TV-OTS is reliably secure. This analysis is used to choose applicable parameters for latency tests of a full TV-OTS implementation. Performance results are favorable, with the cost of combined signing and verifying reaching under 10 milliseconds.

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Proceedings
Publication Date:
10/21/2013
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