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Title: Secure Information Exchange Gateway for Electric Grid Operations

The major objectives of the SIEGate project were to improve the security posture and minimize the cyber-attack surface of electric utility control centers and to reduce the cost of maintaining control-room-to-control-room information exchange. Major project goals included the design, development, testing, and commercialization of a single security-hardened appliance that could meet industry needs for resisting cyber-attacks while protecting the confidentiality and integrity of a growing volume of real-time information needed to ensure the reliability of the bulk electric system and interoperating with existing data formats and networking technologies. The SIEGate project has achieved its goals and objectives. The SIEGate Design Document, issued in March 2012, presented SIEGate use cases, provided SIEGate requirements, established SIEGate design principles, and prescribed design functionality of SIEGate as well as the components that make up SIEGate. SIEGate Release Version 1.0 was posted in January 2014. Release Version 1.0.83, which was posted on March 28, 2014, fixed many issues discovered by early adopters and added several new features. Release Candidate 1.1, which added additional improvements and bug fixes, was posted in June 2014. SIEGate executables have been downloaded more than 300 times. SIEGate has been tested at PJM, Entergy, TVA, and Southern. Security testing and analysismore » of SIEGate has been conducted at PNNL and PJM. Alstom has provided a summary of recommended steps for commercialization of the SIEGate Appliance and identified two deployment models with immediate commercial application.« less
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  1. Grid Protection Alliance, Chattanooga, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  4. Alstom Grid Inc., Levallois-Perret Cedex (France)
  5. PJM Interconnection (PJM), Norristown, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1177421
DOE Contract Number:
OE0000536
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Grid Protection Alliance, Chattanooga, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Contributing Orgs:
Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States); Alstom Grid Inc., Levallois-Perret Cedex (France); PJM Interconnection (PJM), Norristown, PA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English