Spherical Analytics (S|A), a Context Labs company, announced collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in their Securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources Use Case Consortium.
This consortium was formed to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) systems. The capabilities demonstrated by the consortium will focus on helping energy companies secure the IIoT information exchanges of distributed energy resources (DERs) in their operating environments.
The collaboration will result in a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, which will document the reference design for securing IIoT in commercial- and/or utility-scale DER environments and will include an example solution that uses commercially available cybersecurity products.
S|A plans to contribute the Immutably™ platform, Proofworks™ service layer, Scrivener™ distributed transaction ledger, and EdgeShare™ security layer to support the mission. These core technology innovations were developed in partnership with Context Labs and specifically fine-tuned for IIOT and DERs.
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