By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Energy. According to news reporting from Brussels, Belgium, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Security in modern smart metering communications and in smart grid networks has been an area of interest recently. In this field, identity-based mutual authentication including credential privacy without active involvement of a trusted third party is an important building block for smart grid technology."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Free University, "Recently, several schemes have been proposed for the smart grid with various security features (e.g., mutual authentication and key agreement). Moreover, these schemes are said to offer session key security under the widely accepted Canetti-Krawczyk (CK) security model. Instead, we argue that all of them are still vulnerable under the CK model. To remedy the problem, we present a new provably secure key agreement model for smart metering communications. The proposed model preserves the security features and provides more resistance against a denial of service attack."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Moreover, our scheme is pairing-free, resulting in highly efficient computational and communication efforts."
For more information on this research see: Efficient and Provably Secure Key Agreement for Modern Smart Metering Communications. Energies, 2018;11(10):3083-3100. Energies can be contacted at: Mdpi, St Alban-Anlage 66, Ch-4052 Basel, Switzerland.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Braeken, Vrije Univ Brussel, Ind Engn INDI, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. Additional authors for this research include P. Kumar and A. Martin.
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