Technical brochure
TB 840 WG D2.50

Electric Power Utilities’ Cybersecurity for Contingency operations

WG D2.50 built this Technical Brochure leveraging the extensive research by others – 86 references are included in the bibliography and cited in the main body text and annexes of the Technical Brochure. Working Group subject matter experts then tailored the findings of this research for restoration of cybersecurity protection after a wide-spread disaster. The approach used is well-aligned with the concepts described for the “Grid Architecture” in the September/October 2019 issue of IEEE Power and Energy magazine. Using model-based system engineering processes, multiple solutions were analyzed to improve cooperation between all participating electric utilities and supporting organizations (e.g., government agencies, law enforcement, contractors) involved in a wide-spread disaster recovery and reconstitution activity. Most important is the need for well-defined agreements between utilities to establish chain of command needed to recognize legitimate new players with access and use control privileges as the join and leave the disaster response team.

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Information systems and telecommunication

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Information systems and telecommunication Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The scope of this SC is focused on the fields of information systems and telecommunications for power systems. SC D2 contributes to the international exchange of information and knowledge, adding value by means of synthesizing state of the art practices and drafting recommendations.

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