SGIP User Guide: NISTIR 7628 User’s Guide

SGIP User Guide: NISTIR 7628 User’s Guide

  • End-to-end implementation guide for smart grid cybersecurity activities
  • Easy-to-understand approach for navigating NISTIR 7628
  • For organizations researching, designing, developing, implementing, and integrating smart grid technologies

Dealing with smart grid cybersecurity risks

In August 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) produced NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7628, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security. This user’s guide is focused primarily on the application of NISTIR 7628 in the context of an organization’s cybersecurity risk management practices. It draws on the activities and risk management framework laid out in the Department of Energy’s Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process.

Organizations in the diverse smart grid community — from electric utilities to providers of energy management services to manufacturers of electric vehicles and charging stations — can use the approach described in this guide for assessing risk, and identifying and applying appropriate measures to mitigate that risk.

What’s in the report

  • Overview of the cybersecurity strategy used to develop the Smart Grid High-Level Security Requirements in NISTIR 7628
  • Evaluative framework for assessing risks to smart grid components and systems during design, implementation, operation, and maintenance
  • Guide to assist organizations as they craft a smart grid cybersecurity strategy, including eight activities, plus steps and examples for each

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