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Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security

Published

Author(s)

Annabelle Lee

Abstract

[Superseded by NISTIR 7628 Rev. 1 (Sep. 2014), http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916068] Smart Grid technologies will introduce millions of new intelligent components to the electric grid that communicate in much more advanced ways (e.g., two-way communications, and wired and wireless communications) than in the past. This report is for individuals and organizations who will be addressing cyber security for Smart Grid systems. The privacy recommendations, the security requirements, and the supporting analyses that are included in this report may be used by strategists, designers, implementers, and operators of the Smart Grid, e.g., utilities, equipment manufacturers, regulators, as input to their risk assessment process and other tasks in the security lifecycle of a Smart Grid information system. This report focuses on specifying an analytical framework that may be useful to an organization. It is a baseline, and each organization must develop its own cyber security strategy for the Smart Grid. The information in this report serves as guidance to various organizations for assessing risk and selecting appropriate security requirements and privacy recommendations.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7628
Report Number
7628

Keywords

cyber security, privacy, security requirements, smart grid

Citation

Lee, A. (2010), Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7628 (Accessed September 24, 2021)
Created August 31, 2010, Updated November 10, 2018