May 24, 2023
Conference Paper

Cybersecurity and Privacy Aspects of Smart Contracts in the Energy Domain


Smart contracts (SCs) are a set of logical procedures that can run by individual peers participating within a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) network. By design, smart contracts inherit many of the benefits of DLT, including its immutability, scalability, and security properties. Nevertheless, they may introduce additional attack vectors, which can lead to cybersecurity explorations that could jeopardize the end-application ability to operate as intended or result in data leaks, and privacy violations. In this work, an exploration of known problems, and possible attack scenarios will be presented. This is followed by a set of proposed best practices and mitigation strategies that are intended to assist developers, researchers, and other relevant stakeholders to develop secure SC implementations.

Published: May 24, 2023


Sebastian Cardenas D.J., S. Gourisetti, S. Saha, K. Khan, L.C. Tillman, U. Cali, and T. Hughes. 2022. Cybersecurity and Privacy Aspects of Smart Contracts in the Energy Domain. In IEEE 1st Global Emerging Technology Blockchain Forum: Blockchain & Beyond (iGETblockchain 2022), November 7-11, 2022, Irvine, CA, 1-6. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-177240. doi:10.1109/iGETblockchain56591.2022.10087129