Publication Type:

Journal Article


Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, Volume 93, p.862-869 (2016)



Advanced metering infrastructures, Certificate authority, Computer science, Computers, Cyber security, Hybrid communication modes, Hybrid encryption schemes, Hybrid key management, Hybrid mode, Key management schemes, Multicast and broadcast communications


Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an essential attribute of Smart Grid. To ensure secure communication for smart metering one must ensure that the data which is sent or received is authorized and confidential. This article deals with a hybrid encryption scheme for unicast, multicast and broadcast communication in AMI. To ensure confidentiality, integrity and authenticity, a Key Management Scheme (KMS) for hybrid communication modes is proposed. The proposed scheme provides excellent level of security and reduces the computational load on Smart Meter (SM). © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.


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Cite this Research Publication

N. George, Nithin S, and Kottayil, S. K., “Hybrid Key Management Scheme for Secure AMI Communications”, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 93, pp. 862-869, 2016.