Microsoft Trustworthy Computing features Itron, Inc. in SDL Chronicles

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:45am

Tim Yardley, Assistant Director of Testbed Services for TCIPG and the Information Trust Institute, was consulted and quoted in a case-study article about Itron’s adoption of Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle. The TCIPG testbed includes Itron meters that are used by Yardley and other researchers to test and validate leading research in smart grid cybersecurity.

From Microsoft’s online post …

Itron is a leading provider of energy and water resource management solutions for nearly 8,000 utilities around the world. Itron delivers end-to-end smart grid and smart distribution solutions to electric, natural gas and water utilities around the globe. This case study describes how Itron adopted the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommended security guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security. It also describes how Itron used the principles of the SDL not only in their application security but also in the hardware design of their products. The case study further details how the SDL helped to change Itron’s practices resulting in not only greater security but also in helping increase productivity of the engineering process.

The Itron, Inc. issue of SDL Chronicles is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.