Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

Study "Secure Information and Communication Technologies for an Intelligent Energy Grid

As consortium leader, secunet led an interdisciplinary study consortium formed specifically for this project, which consisted of companies, research institutions and organisations from the energy industry, IT security, IT services, IT research and standardisation.

With the aim of creating a practical study on IT security in the Smart Grid, existing studies, projects and standards were evaluated with regard to IT security. Furthermore, foreseeable and known elements in the smart grid and their mutual dependencies were considered, threat analyses for smart grid use cases were created, a risk assessment was carried out and security requirements for the smart grid were derived accordingly.

Within this framework, secunet and the consortium partners systematically analysed aspects of IT security in a critical supply network and proposed a catalogue of measures for IT security for the smart grid.