Open CIP Concept Whitepaper
OpenCIP Concept Whitepaper
by Travis Rouillard
BetterGrids has produced a concept whitepaper for ‘OpenCIP’ outlining how the utility industry can use End-to-End Encryption technology for Secure Grid Integration.
This paper is oriented to energy industry leaders and policymakers responsible for addressing emergent cyber-security risks related to inter-enterprise data exchange. It assumes a basic working knowledge of external data communications practices, technologies, terminology, risks, and compliance reporting obligations. Suggested readers include utility officers and technical architects responsible for information protection, cyber-security, operating risks, and compliance. Additionally, we seek support from national regulatory standards and policymakers at NERC, FERC, NIST, IEC, IEEE, DOE, NARUC, Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) levels.