Visible to the public Efficient Management of Certificate Revocation Lists in Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure

TitleEfficient Management of Certificate Revocation Lists in Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCebe, M., Akkaya, K.
Conference Name2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS)
Date Publishedoct
Keywordsadvanced metering infrastructure, Advanced Metering Infrastructure AMI, AMI networks, certificate revocation list, certification, communication network, compositionality, distributed CRL management model, distributed hash table, distributed hash trees, Human Behavior, human factors, IEEE 802.11s mesh standard, Key Management, Logic gates, Measurement, metering, Meters, P2P networks, Peer-to-peer computing, peer-to-peer networks, power data, pubcrawl, public key cryptography, public key infrastructure, public-keys, resilience, Resiliency, Servers, Smart grid, smart grid advanced metering infrastructure, Smart Grid Sensors, Smart grids, smart meters, smart power grids, telecommunication network management, telecommunication security, trees (mathematics), wireless mesh networks, wireless multihop networks
AbstractAdvanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) forms a communication network for the collection of power data from smart meters in Smart Grid. As the communication within an AMI needs to be secure, key management becomes an issue due to overhead and limited resources. While using public-keys eliminate some of the overhead of key management, there is still challenges regarding certificates that store and certify the public-keys. In particular, distribution and storage of certificate revocation list (CRL) is major a challenge due to cost of distribution and storage in AMI networks which typically consist of wireless multi-hop networks. Motivated by the need of keeping the CRL distribution and storage cost effective and scalable, in this paper, we present a distributed CRL management model utilizing the idea of distributed hash trees (DHTs) from peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. The basic idea is to share the burden of storage of CRLs among all the smart meters by exploiting the meshing capability of the smart meters among each other. Thus, using DHTs not only reduces the space requirements for CRLs but also makes the CRL updates more convenient. We implemented this structure on ns-3 using IEEE 802.11s mesh standard as a model for AMI and demonstrated its superior performance with respect to traditional methods of CRL management through extensive simulations.
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