NIST Revises Smart-Grid Guidance with Focus on Security
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is revising its smart-grid guidance to address technological and policy changes over the past three years that have made the grid more susceptible to vulnerabilities and threatened utility customers’ privacy.
NIST published Interagency Report 7628, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity, in September 2010. Late last month, it issued a draft of its first revisions to the cybersecurity guidance.
The nation’s power grid remains years away from becoming a true smart grid, which NIST defines as an advanced, digital infrastructure with two-way capabilities for communicating information, controlling equipment and distributing energy.
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