Webinar Three: Implement Strong Cybersecurity with PKI in the Distributed Energy Resource Industry

Obtaining SunSpec Certificates and the IEEE 2030.5 Specification

Date

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
11am Pacific

Co-Hosts

Kyrio and Sectigo

Speakers

  • Tom Tansy, Chairman, SunSpec Alliance
  • Ron Ih, Director, Business Development, Kyrio Security Solutions
  • Damon Kachur, Vice President – IoT Solutions, Sectigo

In this final chapter of the SunSpec Alliance and Kyrio DER cybersecurity webinar series, we’ll provide a cohesive overview that shows how certification/conformance and security come together to help maintain the long-term integrity of a network ecosystem. What are certificates, and what do they do? What is the process for gaining SunSpec certification and obtaining certificates? What is an Authorized Test Laboratory (ATL) and how to they relate to the security trust chain?

In addition, we’ll go through some of the aspects of the current IEEE 2030.5 specification, what it’s seeking to achieve, and how we can continue to work toward improving it.

Attendees of this webinar will get answers to the following questions

  • How do I get SunSpec certified? Why is this important for the DER industry? How does it help the industry meet state and national standard mandates?
  • How do I get a SunSpec digital certificate?
  • What do the certificates attest to, and how are they used?
  • What is IEEE 2030.5, and how does it relate to SunSpec?
  • What are the benefits of IEEE 2030.5, and what can we do to continue to refine and improve the standards?

Related DER Communication Protocols

  • SunSpec Modbus
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2030.5/ Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP), the governing specification for the California Rule 21 tariff
  • IEEE 1815
  • International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) 62351

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