The Cyber Security Coordination Task Group (CSCTG) was established in March 2009 and was lead by NIST. The CSCTG now numbers more than 475 participants from the private sector (including vendors and service providers), manufacturers, various standards organizations, academia, regulatory organizations, and federal agencies.
The tasks within the cyber security strategy for the Smart Grid are being performed by participants in the CSCTG. In addition, the CSCTG is coordinating activities with the Advanced Security Acceleration Project – Smart Grid.
Following are the tasks that are being performed by the CSCTG in the implementation of the cyber security strategy. Also included are the deliverables for each task. Because of the timeframe for developing the document, the tasks listed below will be performed in parallel, with significant interactions among the groups addressing the tasks.
- Selection of use cases with cyber security considerations
- Performance of a risk assessment of the Smart Grid, including assessing vulnerabilities, threats and impacts
- Development of a security architecture linked to the Smart Grid conceptual reference model
- Specification and tailoring of security requirements to provide adequate protection.
One of the working groups of the CSCTG addresses privacy. This working group consists of representatives from industry and information security and privacy experts and focuses on the privacy issues of the Smart Grid.