HSM – Hardware Security Module

Data protection for distribution system operators

How can you meet the security requirements of the distribution system operators standards?

Distribution System Operators (DSOs) carry energy from generation sites to where it is consumed. Their roles make them ideal targets for cyberattacks: the Linky smart meters installed in every household in France can be targeted if they are insecure, and any failure can lead to significant financial and even human costs.
A security by design approach is required to account for all aspects of the smart meter lifecycle.

The challenge

To meet regulatory requirements, DSOs set up smart meters for gas and electricity networks. These solutions integrate security provisions to protect the communication of metering data and meter settings.

Any data compromise can directly impact the company’s brand and financial performance.

The solution

Master keys are managed in HSMs deployed on manufacturer production lines for the injection of the derived keys into the meters — and on the DSO’s information system for the security of the frames exchanged with the deployed meters.

In addition

The Trustway Crypt2pay Hardware Security Module functions for gas meters have been supplemented by key management functions of Linky meters to meet the needs of all DSOs (gas and/or electricity). The Trustway Crypt2pay HSM also meets the G3-PLC, Gazpar and DLMS / COSEM standards. It is a scalable solution that can support millions of smart meters.

Why choose Atos smart meter security solutions?

We are here to help you.

Atos offers a centralized security approach for smart metering projects, relying on state-of-the-art hardware solutions. We secure your end-to-end ecosystem, including communications, devices and smart meter lifecycle management. Don’t hesitate to contact us here to discuss your project.

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