Date: Summer Quarter, Starting June 20, 2021
Course Number: COE-NCCETC-CBG02
Credits: 3.00 unit(s)
The course is hosted by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University. Learn more about the Center at: https://nccleantech.ncsu.edu/
With an increasing number of IoT devices being connected to the Internet, cybersecurity has become a vital requirement for the safe, reliable, and secure operation of those devices. Cybersecurity is especially important for Smart Energy DER device as they are connected to the critical electric grid infrastructure. Understanding the threats in the Smart Energy environment, the tools available to combat those threats, and how to apply the tools are important skills for successfully installing and maintaining Smart Energy DER devices.
This course will introduces participants to cybersecurity topics including the purpose of cybersecurity, the various cybersecurity threats, and how we protect against them. Some of the key components of cybersecurity such as encryption and the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) will be examined in detail. Finally, the course will analyze and apply cybersecurity specifically in the Smart Energy DER use case and the IEEE 2030.5 communication standard.
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