NIST publishes a practice guide for securing distributed energy resources

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) publish NIST Special Publication 1800-32, Securing Distributed Energy Resources: An Example Solution of Industrial Internet of Things Cybersecurity. The guide features an example solution that can help organizations: (1) protect and preserve the integrity of digital communications of grid-edge devices and networks; (2) capture a record of control actions across DERs; (3) support secure edge-to-cloud data flows, visualization, and data sharing and (4) remotely monitor utility and non-utility DERs.