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NIST SP 1800-7 (Initial Public Draft)

Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities

Date Published: February 2017
Comments Due: April 17, 2017 (public comment period is CLOSED)
Email Questions to:


James McCarthy (NIST)


The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is soliciting comments on NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide (Draft) SP 1800-7, Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities. To improve the security of information and operational technology, including industrial control systems, energy companies need mechanisms to capture, transmit, analyze and store real-time or near-real-time data from these networks and systems. With such mechanisms in place, energy providers can more readily detect and remediate anomalous conditions, investigate the chain of events that led to the anomalies, and share findings with other energy companies. Obtaining real-time and near-real-time data from networks also has the benefit of helping to demonstrate compliance with information security standards.



information technology; physical access control systems; security event and incident management; situational awareness; operational technology, correlated events; energy sector; cybersecurity
Control Families

Incident Response; Physical and Environmental Protection


Draft SP 1800-7

Supplemental Material:
Project homepage

Document History:
02/16/17: SP 1800-7 (Draft)
08/07/19: SP 1800-7 (Final)


Security and Privacy

incident response, physical & environmental protection


cyber-physical systems