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SeReCP: A secure and reliable communication platform for the smart grid

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SeReCP : A secure and reliable communication platform for the smart grid. / Demir, K.; Suri, Neeraj; M., Kitakami (Editor); D.S., Kim (Editor); V., Varadharajan (Editor).

2017 IEEE 22nd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC). IEEE, 2017. p. 175-184.

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Demir, K, Suri, N, M., K (ed.), D.S., K (ed.) & V., V (ed.) 2017, SeReCP: A secure and reliable communication platform for the smart grid. in 2017 IEEE 22nd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC). IEEE, pp. 175-184. https://doi.org/10.1109/PRDC.2017.31

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Demir, K., Suri, N., M., K. (Ed.), D.S., K. (Ed.), & V., V. (Ed.) (2017). SeReCP: A secure and reliable communication platform for the smart grid. In 2017 IEEE 22nd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC) (pp. 175-184). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PRDC.2017.31

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Demir K, Suri N, M. K, (ed.), D.S. K, (ed.), V. V, (ed.). SeReCP: A secure and reliable communication platform for the smart grid. In 2017 IEEE 22nd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC). IEEE. 2017. p. 175-184 https://doi.org/10.1109/PRDC.2017.31

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Demir, K. ; Suri, Neeraj ; M., Kitakami (Editor) ; D.S., Kim (Editor) ; V., Varadharajan (Editor). / SeReCP : A secure and reliable communication platform for the smart grid. 2017 IEEE 22nd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC). IEEE, 2017. pp. 175-184

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abstract = "The management of a complex cyber-physical system such as the Smart Grid (SG) requires responsive, scalable and high-bandwidth communication, which is often beyond the capabilities of the classical closed communication networks of the power grid. Consequently, the use of scalable public IP-based networks is increasingly being advocated. However, a direct consequence of the use of public networks is the exposure of the SG to varied reliability/security risks, e.g., distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). Thus the need exists for new lightweight mechanisms that can provide both cost-effective communication along with proactive DDoS attack protection. We fill this gap by proposing a novel approach termed as SeReCP, which leverages: (1) a semi-trusted P2P-based publish-subscribe (pub-sub) system providing a proactive countermeasure for DDoS attacks and secure group communications by aid of a group key management system, (2) a data diffusion mechanism that sustains the network availability in the case of both randomly sweeping and targeted DDoS attacks on pub-sub brokers, and (3) a multi-homing-based fast recovery mechanism for detecting and requesting the dropped packets, thus paving the way for meeting the stringent laency requirements os SG applications. Our evaluation on a real testbed demonstrates that SG applications. Our evaluation on a real testbed demonstrates that SeReCP provides the required security and availability of SG applications with up to 30% failures of the pnb-snb brokers. Overall, we show that SeReCP helps enable the secure use of public network based communication for safety-critical cyber-physical systems such as the SG.",
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