WCK Contributes to Smart Grid Security July 2012


In May and June of 2012, as part of its ongoing activities in the field of smart grid security, WCK took part in a European Commission and ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) study on Smart Grid security requirements in cooperation with Deloitte, and in a workshop on standard security certification of smart grid components.


WCK is an active contributor in the field of smart grid security.


In May 2012, the company took part in an ENISA study on defining the minimum security measures and the different maturity levels for the Smart Grid. As part of the study, Deloitte will consolidate recommendations from private and public Smart Grid stakeholders. The study results as well as a Good Practice Guide for Smart Grid Security results will be published in the end of 2012 or early 2013.


On the 27th of June 2012, WCK participated in a joint workshop of the European Commission and ENISA on the subject of security certification for smart grid components.


The goals of the program were to speed up the secure introduction of Smart Grids and to support a more common certification approach throughout the European continent. Different national smart grid certification processes were reviewed and compared, including approaches in Germany, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and the United States. It was agreed that a harmonized approach among different countries is necessary, as well as one that encompasses the smart grid system as a whole and in sub-systems, rather than just silo security certification of smart grid components.