Security and Privacy methods in Smart Homes – Case Study in Smart Meter
A smart house is the future and it has special systems which enable remote control via remote computer or smartphones. Inside a Smart home, a legacy metering system called Smart Meters are installed offering new functionalities such as remote readings of power consumption, and different time usage of tariffs. However, preliminary research has already indicated vulnerability attacks on smart meters which affect the security and privacy in smart meters. Security issues in this system include vulnerabilities and privacy issues includes information leakage in real-time consumption data that is recorded by the smart meters. This research investigates issues and problems in smart meters and proposes a secure communication protocol in the application layer. The proposed solution is using the home electrical power routing to moderate the home’s load signature in order to hide appliance usage information.
Dina Eid Musalam is a developer, Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner with an education based on Information Architecture. Her first research was “Enhancing Learning Management System” and the second is “Security and Privacy Methods in Smart Home” which became a printed book. Dina currently works at Softhouse as a front-end developer, Scrum master.