A Model for Security Analysis of Smart Meters

Farid M. Tabrizi and Karthik Pattabiraman, To appear in the Workshop on Recent Advances in Intrusion Tolerance and reSilience (WRAITS), 2012.

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Abstract: Smart grids are replacing traditional power grids and smart meters are one of the key components of smart grids.Rapid deployment of smart grids has resulted in development of advanced metering infrastructures (AMI) without adequate security planning. In this paper we propose a systematic method for modeling functionalities of smart meters and deriving attacks that can be mounted on them. We apply our method to a real open source meter, implement two of the derived attacks, and measure their performance/memory overheads.