A lightweight hardware-based authentication for secure smart grid energy storage units
Information Security and Applied Computing
7th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2021
Next generation smart power grid offers advanced features to enhance the traditional power grid by enabling faster and more user-friendly two-way communications between utility centers and the consumers for a faster, greener, safer, more reliable, and increasingly efficient power delivery. The energy storage units and smart charging stations have become the essential components of a smart power grid. An efficient authentication and key management scheme is proposed in this work to realize a secure and trusted smart charging coordination system using a low-cost data encryption standard (DES) design and a lightweight physical unclonable function. The proposed scheme is implemented and tested on a re-programmable platform using Artix-7 FPGA device. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed scheme can be efficiently realized on a off-the-shelf hardware, preserve the privacy of energy storage unit owners, and provide low-cost authentication for different NIST security levels.
Link to Published Version
Amsaad, F., & Kose, S. (2021). A lightweight hardware-based authentication for secure smart grid energy storage units. 2021 IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 443–448. https://doi.org/10.1109/WF-IoT51360.2021.9595440