Privacy technologies for the smart grid presented at ESSoS 2013

by Keynote george Danezis,

Tags: Security

Summary : Vast infrastructure projects are on-going in Europe and North America to modernize, and computerize the distribution of electricity. This “smart grid” involves fitting computerized and networked meters in most households measuring with unprecedented accuracy electricity consumption habits. As a result privacy concerns have plagued these deployments. In this talk we will present a portfolio of technologies that allow privacy friendly smart grids to be implemented. They include cryptographic protocols for privacy friendly billing, privacy friendly statistics and data aggregation. Some of these have seen small test deployments, but their development has also benefited from formalizing their properties and even verifying aspects of their implementations.