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NIST SP 1800-32, Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources Draft

  • 1.  NIST SP 1800-32, Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources Draft

    Posted Sep 21, 2021 07:17:00 AM
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    Hi All,

    NIST just published NIST SP 1800-32, Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources.

    The cybersecurity guidance features technologies and practices that organizations can use to monitor, trust, and protect information exchanges between and among commercial- and utility-scale distributed energy resources (DERs). Featured in the guide is an example solution for monitoring and detecting anomalous behavior of connected industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices and building a comprehensive audit trail of trusted IIoT data flows.
    Addressing Emerging Cybersecurity Concerns of DERs

    The use of small-scale 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-a concern that was highlighted in a United States Government Accountability Office report, Electricity Grid Cybersecurity.

    This NCCoE practice guide aims to help companies provide secure access to DERs and monitor and trust the ever-growing amount of data coming from them.
    Share Your Thoughts

    We look forward to receiving your comments on this draft guide

    Submit comments online: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/webform/comments-draft-sp-1800-32-securing-industrial-internet-things
    Submit comments via email: [email protected] ​​​

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    Michael Roza CPA, CISA, CIA, MBA, Exec MBA
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