Resiliency of smart power meters to common security attacks

Khaled Shuaib, Zouheir Trabelsi, Mohammad Abed-Hafez, Ahmed Gaouda, Mahmoud Alahmad

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The development of Smart Grid power systems is gaining momentum in many countries leading to massive deployment of smart meters to realize the envisioned benefits. However, there are several concerns among the consumer communities and the service providers with respect to information security when it comes to the deployment of smart meters. This paper attempts to address the main challenge related to smart grid information security by examining the resiliency of smart meters to security threats and attacks. Several common information security attacks are being used to study their impact on the performance of smart meters in a controlled laboratory environment. Results obtained showed drastic effect on the functionality of smart meters and their associated data gathering servers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT-2015, the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT-2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 2 2015Jun 5 2015


  • DOS attacks
  • MiM attack
  • Smart grid systems
  • Smart meters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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