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NIST updates Smart Grid security framework
Thursday - 3/8/2012, 6:35pm EST
It's also the goal of a new publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology setting out a finalized framework for a revamped power grid as well as its interoperability standards.
The updated version of the framework comes after NIST finished reviewing more than 240 comments
Marianne Swanson, a senior adviser for information security at NIST, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the finalized framework.
The updated guidance includes
- More information on the role of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
- An "expanded view" of the Smart Grid architecture
- Provisions relating to Smart Grid cybersecurity
- Provisions on coordinating U.S. Smart grid efforts with similar projects around the world
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.