Visible to the public Quantum approach to the information privacy in Smart Grid

TitleQuantum approach to the information privacy in Smart Grid
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBebrov, G., Dimova, R., Pencheva, E.
Conference Name2017 International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) 2017 Intl Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP)
ISBN Number978-1-5090-4489-4
KeywordsCommunication networks, complex grid system, cryptography, data privacy, encoding, Human Behavior, human factors, Information Privacy, power system security, Protocols, pubcrawl, quantum cryptography, Quantum Key Distribution, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, Schedules, Smart grid, Smart Grid Privacy, Smart grids, smart power grids

Protection of information achieves keeping confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data. These features are essential for the proper operation of modern industrial technologies, like Smart Grid. The complex grid system integrates many electronic devices that provide an efficient way of exploiting the power systems but cause many problems due to their vulnerabilities to attacks. The aim of the work is to propose a solution to the privacy problem in Smart Grid communication network between the customers and Control center. It consists in using the relatively new cryptographic task - quantum key distribution (QKD). The solution is based on choosing an appropriate quantum key distribution method out of all the conventional ones by performing an assessment in terms of several parameters. The parameters are: key rate, operating distances, resources, and trustworthiness of the devices involved. Accordingly, we discuss an answer to the privacy problem of the SG network with regard to both security and resource economy.

Citation Keybebrov_quantum_2017