Secure microGRID in Cloud: The CoSSMic Case Study

  • Massimiliano RakEmail author
  • Salvatore Venticinque
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10232)


Smart grids is now part of a wider smart energy concepts that includes not only the provisioning of intelligences to the power grid by an ICT solution, but also management of smart buildings, the monitoring and analysis of user’s information, user’s devices, environmental parameters and others. In these kind of Internet of Things (IoT) systems it needs to protect information based value across all the layers providing security and resilience. In this paper we present a security assessment of software architecture deployed in the Cloud to provide data management for these kind of services in the CoSSMic project.


Cloud security Per-service SLA Security Service Level Agreement 



This research is partially supported by the grant H2020-ICT-07-2014-644429 (MUSA). The authors would like to thank Luigi Montella, whose work during the master degree thesis was partially reused in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Information EngineeringUniversitá della Campania Luigi VanvitelliAversaItaly

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