- Jul 15, 2021 10:14 pm GMT
DER presents a new realm of cybersecurity challenges, especially with regard to the increasing number of attack surfaces that will be distributed across the electric grid supply chain. DER's are classified as "Inverter Based Resources" (IBR) with embedded software used for command, control and administrative functions, that in many cases are "blackbox" devices. Managers of these DER devices will want to verify that the software that is being implemented in these IBR's is trustworthy, before any attempt at installation or patching. Dr. Allan Friedman's talk on SBOM, Software Bill of Materials, will address the important role that SBOM plays in conducting product-centric Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) functions. Companies are facing new regulations that will require evidence of cyber protections, in order to ensure protections against punitive damages in the event of a breach that exposes DER data. I highly recommend attending this session to learn more about the important role a C-SCRM cyber protections to protect the data within these DER IBR's software products.
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