Cyber Security for Power Systems -
The Challenges of Securing Digitalized Power Systems
Cybersecurity is at the forefront of network operators’ considerations in digitalizing power systems.
Cybersecurity is best achieved with a defense-in-depth approach. Combining multiple security controls.
Management of these security controls can become a cumbersome and time-consuming activity with the ever increasing number of digitalized and interconnected products and services in power systems. Establishing a public key infrastructure (PKI) helps cope with these increasing demands in a scalable manner by bringing certificate-based security to power systems.
SICAM GridPass - based on international standards, manages digital certificates automatically to enable effective and efficient management of security controls, thereby forming a cornerstone of a scalable PKI for the next-generation substations.
SICAM GridPass manages the following aspects:
Authenticate: Check identity and authenticity of automated signing requests
Issue: Sign certificates automatically or manually
Renew: Renew certificates
Revoke: Manage and publish a list of revoked certificates
SICAM GridPass – Features at a glance:
Manage X.509 digital certificates for OT use
Create or import Certificate Authorities (CA)
Automated certificate signing and management using EST (enrollment over secure transport) protocol in adherence to IEC 62351-9
Manual certificate creation and export incl. private key using PKI standards
Certificate Revocation List (CRL) distribution point service
Web-based engineering and administration
Role-based Access Control in adherence to IEC62351-8 with role-based views
Support for local users and RADIUS-based centrally managed users
Logging of security-relevant events over Syslog
Only one installation (software license for 50, 250, 1,000 or 10,000 clients) required in your network