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KEDS: Decentralised Network Security for the Smart Home Environment

  • Justin King-LacroixEmail author
  • Andrew Martin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8448)

Abstract

The increasingly wide deployment of smart grid technologies in the home has resulted in home automation networks becoming multi-stakeholder, with the number of stakeholders increasing over time.

However, the technologies underpinning these networks universally feature a heavily centralised security model, with policy data held on privileged machines that are both security- and availability-critical. On a multi-stakeholder network, no single stakeholder can be trusted with the authority to operate such privileged machines.

This paper presents a novel network architecture for multi-stakeholder networking. It also proposes a set of modifications to ZigBee, an emerging industry standard in the smart grid domain, that would cause it to conform to this architecture. These are used as the basis for an example application: the smart home.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Network Smart Grid Smart Home Border Gateway Protocol Security Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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