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HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April
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Integrated Energy Forum

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for Securing Digitalization in Power Grids

Location & Language

Hall 27, Stand L55

Language

English

Event Details

Type of event

Lecture

Topic

Digital Energy, Energy Efficiency, Integrated Energy

Session

Grid Expansion

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Description

Today, we see an increase in the amount and sophistication of cyber attacks/incidents impacting the systems used to control and monitor the power grids. It is necessary that the power system operators holistically consider technologies and processes to mitigate the cyber risks introduced by the inevitable digitalization of operations. This lecture addresses the merits and considerations of introducing a public key infrastructure (PKI) to support the management of cybersecurity controls in digital substation automation and protection (SA&P) networks. PKI essentials such as digital certificates, certificate authorities (CA) and enrollment are briefly introduced. Factors that make PKI the right choice for a scalable and interoperable implementation of cybersecurity measures in power systems are presented. Automated enrollment of IEDs/RTUs and management of certificates for securing IP-based process communication is illustrated based on IEC 62351, the security standard for power systems.

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