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Distributed Energy Resource Security: Potential Guidelines and Research Topics



Avi Gopstein, Nelson Hastings, Larry Feldman, Ravi Agarwal, Nadya Bartol


This paper describes an effort to validate the applicability of cybersecurity controls from the 2014 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Interagency Report 7628 Revision 1 (NISTIR 7628 r1) Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity to High DER (Distributed Energy Resources) environments. The paper summarizes insights gained through stakeholder interviews and workshops, and provides updates to current cybersecurity guidance and recommendations for future research.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2182
Report Number


Cybersecurity, Smart Grid, Logical Interface Categories, Smart Grid.


Gopstein, A. , Hastings, N. , Feldman, L. , Agarwal, R. and Bartol, N. (2021), Distributed Energy Resource Security: Potential Guidelines and Research Topics, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created October 6, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022