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Methods and Applications of Informatics and Information Technology

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Volume 59, Issue 1

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Privacy enhancing technologies in the smart grid user domain

Fabian Knirsch
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  • Josef Ressel Center for User-Centric Smart Grid Privacy, Security and Control, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Urstein Sued 1, 5412 Puch/Salzburg Austria
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Published Online: 2016-12-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/itit-2016-0054

Abstract

In modern energy grids, also termed smart grids, energy and information from different stakeholders are exchanged, processed and analyzed. An increasing number of data from customers is collected and transmitted for billing, scheduling and monitoring. In order to protect customer privacy, (i) the privacy gap of existing and proposed use cases needs to be assessed; and (ii) new methods and protocols need to be developed that allow a privacy-preserving and provably secure processing of data and information. This paper evaluates existing solutions and proposes novel approaches to privacy enhancing technologies in the smart grid user domain.

Keywords: Privacy; security; smart grid; user domain

ACM CCS: Security and privacy →Cryptography; Security and privacy →Human and societal aspects of security and privacy; Hardware →Power and energy →Energy distribution →Smart grid

About the article

Fabian Knirsch

Fabian Knirsch is a PhD student at the Computer Sciences Department at University of Salzburg since 2015 and a researcher at the Josef Ressel Center for User-Centric Smart Grid Privacy, Security and Control at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences since 2014. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and received the Master's degree Dipl.-Ing. in 2014 from Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. His current research interest is on privacy enhancing technologies in the smart grid user domain.

Josef Ressel Center for User-Centric Smart Grid Privacy, Security and Control, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Urstein Sued 1, 5412 Puch/Salzburg, Austria


Accepted: 2016-11-15

Received: 2016-11-11

Published Online: 2016-12-08

Published in Print: 2017-02-20


Citation Information: it - Information Technology, Volume 59, Issue 1, Pages 13–22, ISSN (Online) 2196-7032, ISSN (Print) 1611-2776, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/itit-2016-0054.

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