IEC 62351

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IEC 62351 is a standard developed by WG15 of IEC TC57. This is developed for handling the security of TC 57 series of protocols including IEC 60870-5 series, IEC 60870-6 series, IEC 61850 series, IEC 61970 series & IEC 61968 series. The different security objectives include authentication of data transfer through digital signatures, ensuring only authenticated access, prevention of eavesdropping, prevention of playback and spoofing, and intrusion detection.

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  • IEC 62351-1 — Introduction to the standard
  • IEC 62351-2 — Glossary of terms
  • IEC 62351-3 — Security for any profiles including TCP/IP.
  • IEC 62351-4 — Security for any profiles including MMS (e.g., ICCP-based IEC 60870-6, IEC 61850, etc.).
    • Authentication for MMS
    • TLS (RFC 2246)is inserted between RFC 1006 & RFC 793 to provide transport layer security
  • IEC 62351-5 — Security for any profiles including IEC 60870-5 (e.g., DNP3 derivative)
    • TLS for TCP/IP profiles and encryption for serial profiles.
  • IEC 62351-6 — Security for IEC 61850 profiles.
    • VLAN use is made as mandatory for GOOSE
    • RFC 2030 to be used for SNTP
  • IEC 62351-7 — Security through network and system management.
  • IEC 62351-8 — Role-based access control.
    • Covers the access control of users and automated agents to data objects in power systems by means of role-based access control (RBAC).
  • IEC 62351-9 — Key Management
    • Describes the correct and safe usage of safety-critical parameters, e.g. passwords, encryption keys.
    • Covers the whole life cycle of cryptographic information (enrollment, creation, distribution, installation, usage, storage and removal).
    • Methods for algorithms using asymmetric cryptography
    • A secure distribution mechanism based on GDOI and the IKEv2 protocol is presented for the usage of symmetric keys, e.g. session keys.
  • IEC 62351-10 — Security Architecture
    • Explanation of security architectures for the entire IT infrastructure
    • Identifying critical points of the communication architecture, e.g. substation control center, substation automation
    • Appropriate mechanisms security requirements, e.g. data encryption, user authentication
    • Applicability of well-proven standards from the IT domain, e.g. VPN tunnel, secure FTP, HTTPS
  • IEC 62351-11 — Security for XML Files
    • Embedding of the original XML content into an XML container
    • Date of issue and access control for XML data
    • X.509 signature for authenticity of XML data
    • Optional data encryption

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