The SunSpec/Sandia Cybersecurity Workgroup, now 350 people strong, has been meeting once or twice per month now for the past two years. During this time, we’ve been executing to a roadmap that addresses several key themes: DER Device and Servers Secure Network Architecture Data-In-Flight Requirements Access Controls Patching Requirements Utility/Aggregator Auditing Procedures To expand industry […]
SunSpec Cybersecurity Webinar Series
In these initial episodes of the SunSpec Alliance Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources webinar series, SunSpec is working with Kyrio, the SunSpec Official PKI Provider. Three sequential webinars will foster understanding of the underpinnings of good cybersecurity practices for networked solar and solar plus storage ecosystems.
With California’s Rule 21 taking effect in late 2019 and smart grid initiatives gaining traction not just in the United States but also internationally, it’s important to understand what goes into proper security for networks, consisting primarily of autonomous or semi-autonomous devices.
Participants in the series will gain a solid understanding of the cybersecurity and PKI requirements inherent in state and national DER communication protocols including 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 and International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) 62351.
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, […]
An overview of cybersecurity and authentication for solar and solar plus storage networks in the U.S. Date Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11am Pacific Co-Host Kyrio Speakers Tom Tansy, Chairman, SunSpec Alliance Ron Ih, Director, Business Development, Kyrio Security Solutions Jay Johnson, SANDIA The SunSpec Alliance and Kyrio Webinar #1 covered the basics of cybersecurity and […]
Cybersecurity and authentication for distributed energy resource networks in the U.S. Date Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11am Pacific Co-Host Kyrio Speakers Tom Tansy, Chairman, SunSpec Alliance Bob Fox, Principal Engineer, SunSpec Alliance Massimiliano Pala, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs What constitutes “security” and why does it matter to the DER industry? What are the mandates driving […]