FINAL Federal Smart Grid Security Document Released

We've previously posted the in-progress drafts of the NIST Computer Security Division's smart grid security plan, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security. It has now been released for public viewing in its final version, which is available in three volumes:

Volume 1:
Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy, Architecture, and High-Level Requirements

Volume 2:
Privacy and the Smart Grid

Volume 3:
Supportive Analyses and References

The security guidelines are intended to outline the security plan for the nation's next-generation Smart Grid, a two-way system using intelligent networking to control the flow of electricity between power plants and end users. The security requirements and architecture will address not only deliberate attacks, but errors, failures, and natural disasters that also could destabilize the grid.