Cyber Security for Smart Grid – The Backbone of Social Economy


  • Vandana Rohokale SKN Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Sciences (SKNSITS), Lonavala, Maharashtra, India
  • Ramjee Prasad Center for TeleInFrastruktur, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark



Cyber Security, Smart Grid, Power Grid, etc


Ever-growing population of people and new electronic gadgets demand huge electricity. Existing power grids mostly use non-renewable energy sources for electricity generation which is unidirectional energy flow. Aging equipments and manual meter reading, power line failure detection and power quality measurements result in lot of power losses and delays. Smart Grid assures modern, computerized and automated electricity power generation, distribution and management. It also ensures energy efficiency with quality improvement and reliability. But since it involves some kind of wired and wireless communication, there are the chances of enormous vulnerabilities. Electricity theft, authentication, authorization, trust ranking, distributed denial of service attack, man in the middle attack are the real challenges for smart grid. Cyber Security should ensure security for smart grid system with appropriate levels of trust, privacy and security. This paper puts forth the security challenges for smart grid and discusses about possible security solutions.



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Author Biographies

Vandana Rohokale, SKN Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Sciences (SKNSITS), Lonavala, Maharashtra, India

V. M. Rohokale received her B.E. degree in Electronics Engineering in 1997 from Pune University, Maharashtra, India. She received her Masters degree in Electronics in 2007 from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra,India. She received her Ph.D. degree from CTIF, Aalborg University,Denmark under the guidance of Prof. Ramjee Prasad. She is presently working as Dean R&D at SKN Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Sciences(SKNSITS), Lonavala, Maharashtra, India. Her research interests include Cooperative Wireless Communications, AdHoc and Cognitive Networks, Physical Layer Security, Information Theoretic security and its Applications, Cyber Security, etc.

Ramjee Prasad, Center for TeleInFrastruktur, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

R. Prasad is currently the Director of the Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF) at Aalborg University, Denmark and Professor, Wireless Information Multimedia Communication Chair. Ramjee Prasad is the Founder Chairman of the Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI: established in 2009.

GISFI has the purpose of increasing of the collaboration between European, Indian, Japanese, North-American and other worldwide standardization activities in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and related application areas. He was the Founder Chairman of the HERMES Partnership – a network of leading independent European research centres established in 1997, of which he is now the Honorary Chair. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA, the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE), India, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) and a member of the Netherlands Electronics and Radio Society (NERG), and the Danish Engineering Society (IDA).

He is also a Knight (“Ridder”) of the Order of Dannebrog (2010), a distinguished award by the Queen of Denmark. He has received several international award, the latest being 2014 IEEE AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award for: “Organizational Leadership in developing and globalizing the CTIF (Center for TeleInFrastruktur) Research Network”.

He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Springer International Journal on Wireless Personal Communications. He is a member of the editorial board of other renowned international journals including those of River Publishers. Ramjee Prasad is a member of the Steering committees of many renowned annual international conferences, e.g., Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symposium (WPMC); Wireless VITAE and Global Wireless Summit (GWS). He has published more than 30 books, 900 plus journals and conferences publications, more than 15 patents, a sizeable amount of graduated Ph.D. students (over 90) and an even larger number of graduated M.Sc. students (over 200). Several of his students are today worldwide telecommunication leaders themselves.


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How to Cite

Rohokale V, Prasad R. Cyber Security for Smart Grid – The Backbone of Social Economy. JCSANDM [Internet]. 2016 Aug. 13 [cited 2023 Jun. 8];5(1):55–76. Available from:




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