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Title: In the Face of Cybersecurity: How the Common Information Model Can Be Used

Efforts are underway to combine smart grid information, devices, networking, and emergency response information to create messages that are not dependent on specific standards development organizations (SDOs). This supports a future-proof approach of allowing changes in the canonical data models (CDMs) going forward without having to perform forklift replacements of solutions that use the messages. This also allows end users (electric utilities) to upgrade individual components of a larger system while keeping the message payload definitions intact. The goal is to enable public and private information sharing securely in a standards-based approach that can be integrated into existing operations. We provide an example architecture that could benefit from this multi-SDO, secure message approach. This article also describes how to improve message security
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Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977; 830403000
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: IEEE Power & Energy Magazine; Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 1
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
capability maturity model; common Information Model; computer security; computers; data models; information management; unified modeling language