NIST is preparing recommendations for power companies to protect IIoT devices
Public discussion of the project will last until June 5 of this year.
The National Cyber Center of Excellence (NCCoE) of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is developing draft guidelines for energy companies to ensure the security of IIoT devices (Industrial Internet of Things).
“The National Cyber Center of Excellence offers a project that will focus on helping energy companies to securely share information on distributed energy resources in operational environments. Due to the growing number of DERs connected to the energy network, there is a need to study the potential risks of cybersecurity that this interrelation may entail, ”the NCCoE report states.
The project focuses on five main areas: data exchange between distribution facilities and DER systems; mechanisms and security technologies for identifying trusted devices and communication between devices; detecting malware and preventing attacks; ensuring data integrity and information analysis in terms of cybersecurity.
A preliminary version of the document was published on May 6 of this year. Anyone interested can submit their proposals until June 5th.