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Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity



Victoria Y. Pillitteri, Tanya L. Brewer


This three-volume report, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity, presents an analytical framework that organizations can use to develop effective cybersecurity strategies tailored to their particular combinations of Smart Grid-related characteristics, risks, and vulnerabilities. Organizations in the diverse community of Smart Grid stakeholders-from utilities to providers of energy management services to manufacturers of electric vehicles and charging stations-can use the methods and supporting information presented in this report as guidance for assessing risk and identifying and applying appropriate security requirements. This approach recognizes that the electric grid is changing from a relatively closed system to a complex, highly interconnected environment. Each organization's cybersecurity requirements should evolve as technology advances and as threats to grid security inevitably multiply and diversify. [Supersedes NISTIR 7628 (August 2010): search.cfm?pub_id=906224]
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7628 Rev 1
Report Number
7628 Rev 1


advanced metering infrastructure, architecture, cryptography, cybersecurity, electric grid, privacy, security requirements, smart grid
Created September 25, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018