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Adaptive security and privacy in smart grids: A software engineering vision

Salehie, Mazeiar; Pasquale, Liliana; Omoronyia, Inah and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2012). Adaptive security and privacy in smart grids: A software engineering vision. In: Software Engineering for the Smart Grid (SE4SG), 2012 International Workshop, 3 June 2012 , University of Zurich.

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Despite the benefits offered by smart grids, energy producers, distributors and consumers are increasingly concerned about possible security and privacy threats. These threats typically manifest themselves at runtime as new usage scenarios arise and vulnerabilities are discovered. Adaptive security and privacy promise to address these threats by increasing awareness and automating prevention, detection and recovery from security and privacy requirements’ failures at runtime by re-configuring system controls and perhaps even changing requirements. This paper discusses the need for adaptive security and privacy in smart grids by presenting some motivating scenarios. We then outline some research issues that arise in engineering adaptive security. We particularly scrutinize published reports by NIST on smart grid security and privacy as the basis for our discussions.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 IEEE
Extra Information: This paper appears in: Software Engineering for the Smart Grid (SE4SG), 2012 , pages 46-49, ISBN 978-1-4673-1863-1
Keywords: smart grid; adaptive software; security and privacy; security requirements
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 34945
Depositing User: Danielle Lilly
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2012 16:11
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