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SP 1800-32 (Draft)

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources

Date Published: September 21, 2021
Comments Due: October 20, 2021
Email Comments to: energy_nccoe@nist.gov

Author(s)

James McCarthy (NIST), Eileen Division (MITRE), Don Faatz (MITRE), Nikolas Urlaub (MITRE), John Wiltberger (MITRE), Tsion Yimer (MITRE)

Announcement

The use of small-scale distributed energy resources (DERs) is growing rapidly and transforming the power grid. In fact, 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.

In this practice guide, the NCCoE applies standards, best practices, and commercially available technology to protect the digital communication, data, and control of cyber-physical grid-edge devices. The guide demonstrates an example solution for monitoring and detecting unusual behavior of connected industrial internet of things devices and building a comprehensive audit trail of trusted IIoT data flows.

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iv of this draft (Volume B). For additional information, see the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy--Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications.

Abstract

Keywords

data integrity; distributed energy resource; industrial internet of things; malware; microgrid; smart grid
Control Families

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Documentation

Publication:
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Document History:
04/22/21: SP 1800-32 (Draft)
09/21/21: SP 1800-32 (Draft)