NCCoE Issues Federal Register Notice for New Energy Sector Project

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) issued a Federal Register notice today inviting cybersecurity vendors and other interested collaborators to participate in the latest NCCoE Energy Sector project, Securing the Industrial Internet of Things: Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources. This final project description has been refined and updated based on thoughtful feedback received during the public comment period.

This latest NCCoE project will focus on helping energy companies secure information exchanges of distributed energy resources (DERs) in their operating environments. As an increasing number of DERs are connected to the grid, there is a need to examine the potential cybersecurity concerns that may arise from these interconnections.

If you are interested in providing products or technical expertise as a collaborator on this project, please send an email to requesting a Letter of Interest template.

The NCCoE will select participants who have submitted a completed Letter of Interest on a first-come, first-served basis within each category of components or characteristics listed in the Federal Register notice up to the number of participants in each category necessary to carry out the project build. 

If you are interested in providing your expertise to help guide this project, please join our Community of Interest by emailing us at