E‑DPNCT: an enhanced attack resilient differential privacy model for smart grids using split noise cancellation
High frequency reporting of energy consumption data in smart grids can be used to infer sensitive information regarding the consumer’s life style and poses serious security and privacy threats. Differential privacy (DP) based privacy models for smart grids ensure privacy when analysing energy consumption data for billing and load monitoring. However, DP models for smart grids are vulnerable to collusion attack where an adversary colludes with malicious smart meters and un-trusted aggregator in order to get private information from other smart meters. We first show the vulnerability of DP based privacy model for smart grids against collusion attacks to establish the need of a collusion resistant privacy model. Then, we propose an Enhanced Differential Private Noise Cancellation Model for Load Monitoring and Billing for Smart Meters (E-DPNCT) which not only provides resistance against collusion attacks but also protects the privacy of the smart grid data while providing accurate billing and load monitoring. We use differential privacy with a split noise cancellation protocol with multiple master smart meters (MSMs) to achieve collusion resistance. We propose an Enhanced Differential Private Noise Cancellation Model for Load Monitoring and Billing for Smart Meters (E-DPNCT) to protect the privacy of the smart grid data using a split noise cancellation protocol with multiple master smart meters (MSMs) to provide accurate billing and load monitoring and resistance against collusion attacks. We did extensive comparison of our E-DPNCT model with state of the art attack resistant privacy preserving models such as EPIC for collusion attack. We simulate our E-DPNCT model with real time data which shows significant improvement in privacy attack scenarios. Further, we analyze the impact of selecting different sensitivity parameters for calibrating DP noise over the privacy of customer electricity profile and accuracy of electricity data aggregation such as load monitoring and billing.
SFI Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies
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PublicationScientific Reports 13,19546
Other Funding informationHuman Capital Initiative-Pillar 3 project, Cyberskills
Sustainable development goals
- (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities
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- Electronic & Computer Engineering