Home area network security and accountability in the smart grid

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dc.contributor Anderson, Monica D.
dc.contributor Smith, Randy K.
dc.contributor Zhang, Jingyuan
dc.contributor Acoff, Viola L.
dc.contributor.advisor Xiao, Yang
dc.contributor.author McCary, Eric Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:23:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:23:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001930
dc.identifier.other McCary_alatus_0004D_12241
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2352
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The presented dissertation concentrates on the security landscape in smart grid and proposes works to create a more accountable environment in the smart grid home area network (HAN). The principal thought behind the research is security and accountability in the smart grid and the smart grid HAN. Creating a more accountable HAN environment is essential in addressing these matters. More specifically, accountability as it pertains to the HAN, can be described as an assurance that each device within the HAN is held responsible for its own behavior and that those behaviors which belong to it are all provable and non-repudiation is upheld at a more intricate level than current offerings provide. Therefore, the dissertation addresses accountability in the HAN by methods implementing fine grained observation and monitoring of the devices therein. The first work of the dissertation addresses security in the smart grid. Recent work in smart grid has failed to give detailed holistic accounts of techniques which exploit several issues and vulnerabilities within the infrastructure and software which makes up the smart grid. Therefore, a holistic view which covers malicious actions and their impact on the grid and its components is provided. Countermeasures for these exploits are also discussed. Next, we propose an accountable method which provides for grouping and inspection of the devices in the HAN in order to efficiently pinpoint malicious and malfunctioning devices therein. The experimental results show that the method is effective in its efficiency and scheme. Lastly, we develop a method which addresses accountability of devices in the HAN which use varying amounts of energy during its operational phases. Method analysis and simulation results show that the method is effective, and that the method maintains a false alarm and error rate that is acceptable based on today's standards without prolonged training times.
dc.format.extent 165 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Computer science
dc.title Home area network security and accountability in the smart grid
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Computer Science
etdms.degree.discipline Computer Science
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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