Date Added: May 2012
Significant research efforts have recently been directed toward materializing smart grid for the purpose of transforming the aging power grid into an efficient and intelligent electric power distribution system. Conceptually, smart grid can be regarded as a fusion of different advanced technologies (i.e., electrical power engineering meets sensing, control, digital communication, and network information technologies). However, when these advanced technologies converge at smart grid, the authors will face many unforeseen challenges, particularly security challenges in smart grid communications. In this paper, toward secure targeted broadcast in smart grid, they investigate the applicability of Attribute Based Encryption (ABE) for smart grid communication scenarios.