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NCCoE Releases Cybersecurity Practice Guide, SP 1800-32, Securing Distributed Energy Resources: An Example of Industrial Internet of Things Cybersecurity
February 02, 2022

The NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is pleased to announce the release of NIST SP 1800-32, Securing Distributed Energy Resources: An Example Solution of Industrial Internet of Things Cybersecurity

The use of small-scale distributed energy resources (DERs) is growing rapidly and transforming the power grid. In this new, modern power grid a distribution utility may need to remotely communicate with thousands of DERs and other grid-edge devices—many of which are not owned by them. Any attack that can deny, disrupt, or tamper with DER communications could prevent a utility from performing necessary control actions and could diminish grid resiliency. 

The NCCoE practice guide features an example solution that can help organizations:

  • protect and preserve the integrity of communications traffic of grid-edge devices and networks,
  • capture an immutable record of control actions across DERs,
  • support secure edge-to-cloud data flows, visualization, and data sharing,
  • remotely monitor utility and nonutility DERs.

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Related Topics

Security and Privacy: analytics, malware

Applications: cybersecurity framework, industrial control systems, Internet of Things

Sectors: smart grid

Created February 01, 2022, Updated February 02, 2022