Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Work on Security for SCL, CIM, DNP3 XML-Files

XML files are used for IEC 61970 (CIM), IEC 61850, and IEEE 1815 (DNP3)
and IEEE C37.111 (COMTRADE). How can one trust that the content of an XML file for these applications has not been modified? etc.

A new work proposal has been published:
Power systems management and associated information exchange – Data and communications security –
Part 11: Security for XML Files (future IEC 62351-11)

The ballot closes 2012-07-27

This work is one of the crucial aspects of the future power systems – the various files may contain very sensitive information that has to be protected … like the protection relays and protection engineers protect the power system!!

I hope that the management takes this work very serious!

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