Cyber threats to the nation’s energy infrastructure are growing and evolving. Today, we connect cyber-physical systems that run the power grid, oil and natural gas pipelines, and other energy systems to business networks, billing systems, and monitoring systems. While this offers efficiencies in grid operations and real-time system awareness, it could make our energy infrastructure vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Since 2013, the NCCoE has been providing guidance and example solutions to help utilities and operators of critical energy infrastructure protect the complex IT and operational technology (OT) systems that power our economy.
Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Electric Vehicle Extreme Fast Charging InfrastructureProviding users with a national-level risk-based approach for managing cybersecurity activities for EV XFC systems.Preparing Draft
Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Liquefied Natural GasA unified approach to identify and prioritize opportunities for managing cybersecurity risks in the liquefied natural gas lifecycle.Reviewing Comments
Securing Distributed Energy ResourcesAn approach for securing data exchanges between and among distributed energy resource systems and electric power distribution facilitiesFinalized Guidance
Identity and Access Management (IdAM) for the Energy SectorA single, centralized IdAM solution to control and secure access to utility resources, including OT and IT systems, buildings, and equipmentFinalized Guidance
Asset Management for the Energy SectorMethods for managing, monitoring, and baselining IT and OT assets to reduce the risk of cybersecurity incidentsFinalized Guidance
Situational Awareness for the Energy SectorMechanisms to capture, transmit, analyze, and store real-time and near-real-time data from both IT and OT networks and systemsFinalized Guidance
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A Look Inside the NCCoE's Energy Lab
Step inside the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCoE’s) Energy Sector Cybersecurity Lab and learn what we’re working on to help protect the cyber-physical systems that run the power grid, oil and natural gas pipelines, and other energy systems.