Intrusion Detection for Advanced Metering Infrastructures: Requirements and Architectural Directions

Berthier, R., Sanders, W. H., Khurana, H.

IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), pp.350,355, 4-6 Oct. 2010.

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The security of Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMIs) is of critical importance. The use of secure protocols and the enforcement of strong security properties have the potential to prevent vulnerabilities from being exploited and from having costly consequences. However, as learned from experiences in IT security, prevention is one aspect of a comprehensive approach that must also include the development of a complete monitoring solution. In this paper, we explore the practical needs for monitoring and intrusion detection through a thorough analysis of the different threats targeting an AMI.

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