SunSpec/Sandia Cybersecurity Workgroup Program Update

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 knowledge, invited experts have presented on dozens of topics including:

  • Protocol-independent cybersecurity
  • IEEE 1815 (DNP3) system architecture
  • IEEE 2030.5 system architecture
  • IEC 61850 security considerations
  • A comparison of encryption standards for various Distributed Energy Resouce (DER) standards
  • Establishing Public Key Infrastructure for regional or national DER ecosystems
  • Supply chain considerations
  • And many other topics

Many of these sessions have been recorded and are available to participants here https://sunspec.org/cybersecurity-work-group/ Participation is open to all SunSpec members and others who execute a limited participation agreement on the site. If you are an expert in cybersecurity, or a DER industry person who wants to understand the issues, please join us.

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