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Security and Privacy in Smart Grids

1st Edition

Edited by Yang Xiao

CRC Press

353 pages | 71 B/W Illus.

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Presenting the work of prominent researchers working on smart grids and related fields around the world, Security and Privacy in Smart Grids identifies state-of-the-art approaches and novel technologies for smart grid communication and security. It investigates the fundamental aspects and applications of smart grid security and privacy and reports on the latest advances in the range of related areas—making it an ideal reference for students, researchers, and engineers in these fields.

The book explains grid security development and deployment and introduces novel approaches for securing today’s smart grids. Supplying an overview of recommendations for a technical smart grid infrastructure, the book describes how to minimize power consumption and utility expenditure in data centers. It also:

  • Details the challenges of cybersecurity for smart grid communication infrastructures
  • Covers the regulations and standards relevant to smart grid security
  • Explains how to conduct vulnerability assessments for substation automation systems
  • Considers smart grid automation, SCADA system security, and smart grid security in the last mile

The book’s chapters work together to provide you with a framework for implementing effective security through this growing system. Numerous figures, illustrations, graphs, and charts are included to aid in comprehension. With coverage that includes direct attacks, smart meters, and attacks via networks, this versatile reference presents actionable suggestions you can put to use immediately to prevent such attacks.

Table of Contents


An Overview of Recommendations for a Technical Smart Grid Infrastructure; Petra Beenken, Robert Bleiker, José González, Sebastian Rohjans, MichaelSpecht, Joern Trefke, and Mathias Uslar

Smart Grid and Cloud Computing: Minimizing Power Consumption and Utility Expenditure in Data Centers; Sumit Kumar Bose, Michael Salsburg, Scott Brock, and Ronald Skeoch

Distributed Opportunistic Scheduling for Building Load Control; Peizhong Yi, Xihua Dong, Abiodun Iwayemi, and Chi Zhou

Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Its Integration with the Distribution Management System; Zhao Li, Fang Yang, Zhenyu an Wang, and Yanzhu Ye

Cognitive Radio Network for the Smart Grid; Raghuram Ranganathan, Robert Qiu, Zhen Hu, Shujie Hou, Zhe Chen, Marbin Pazos-Revilla, and Nan Guo


Requirements and Challenges of Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Communication Infrastructures; Rose Qingy ang Hu and Yi Qian

Regulations and Standards Relevant for Security of the Smart Grid; Steffen Fries and Hans-Joachim Hof

Vulnerability Assessment for Substation Automation Systems: Adam Hahn, Manimaran Govindarasu, and Chen-Ching Liu

Smart Grid, Automation, and SCADA System Security; Yongge Wang

Smart Grid Security in the Last Mile; Tae Oh, Sumita Mishra, and Clark Hochgraf


About the Editor

Yang Xiaoworked in industry as a MAC (Medium Access Control) architect involved in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE ) 802.11 standard enhancement work before he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Memphis in 2002. H e is currently with the Department of Computer Science (with tenure) at the University of Alabama. He was a voting member of IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004. H e is an IEEE Senior Member. D r. Xiao serves as a panelist for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI ) Telecommunications expert committee, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AI BS), as well as a referee/reviewer for many national and international funding agencies. H is research areas are security, communications/networks, robotics, and telemedicine.

He has published more than 200 refereed journal articles and over 200 refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas. Dr. Xiao’s research has been supported by the U.S. NSF, U.S. Army Research, the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI ), Fleet Industrial Supply Center–San Diego (FISCSD ), FIATECH , and the University of Alabama’s Research Grants Committee. He currently serves as editor in chief for the International Journal of Security and Networks(IJSN) and International Journal of Sensor Networks. H e was the founding editor in chief for the International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications(IJTA) (2007–2009).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications