Research on cybersecurity for smart grids is crucial to ensure the safe operation of the power grid and to protect the privacy of consumers. Ismail Butun held a poster presentation on the topic at 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP 2020) in Valletta, Malta, i February 2020.
Smart grids are a promising upgrade to legacy power grids due to enhanced cooperation of involved parties, such as consumers and utility providers. These newer grids improve the efficiency of electricity generation and distribution by leveraging communication networks to exchange information between those different parties. However, the increased connection and communication also expose the control networks of the power grid to the possibility of cyber-attacks.
Therefore, research on cybersecurity for smart grids is crucial to ensure the safe operation of the power grid and to protect the privacy of consumers. In this paper, we investigate the security and privacy challenges of the smart grid: present current solutions to these challenges, especially in the light of intrusion detection systems; and discuss how future grids will create new opportunities for cybersecurity.
Smart Grid systems constitute the 4th largest market for IoT; following smart homes, wearables and smart cities. From perception to application, cybersecurity of the big data being transmitted through all layers (including network and processing layers) of IoT needs to be considered.
– This conference was not only useful for disseminating knowledge to our colleagues, but also expanding mine, especially on the applications of security solutions, including blockchain, homomorphic encryption, etcetera, to the IoT systems, says Ismail Butun.
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