NIST and the Smart Grid

Presented By:
Alan M. Greenberg, Boeing and Mark Enstrom, Neustar
Date and Location:
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 1:00pm
NCSA Auditorium | Webcast
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The NIST Interagency Report 7628 was developed by the SGIP CyberSecurity Working Group to provide guidance for smart grid cyber security for electric utilities, vendors, manufacturers, researchers, and IT and communications industry players, as well as state and government regulators. The NISTIR provides guidance to each of these stakeholders when addressing cyber security issues for the smart grid. This discussion of the NISTIR 7628 will provide an overview of each section, and provide attendees with an opportunity to ask specific questions about the document’s contents.

The NISTIR inside view includes a smart grid cyber security strategy, a high-level logical security architecture, and a bottom-up security analysis, as well as discussions of privacy, cryptography, vulnerabilities, security requirements, and future themes for research and development. As the document consists of three volumes, the presentation will give the viewer direction to find the information that is relevant to an individual or organization. Also included in the discussion are some of the anecdotes and use cases that were considered as part of the analyses.

The talk will be given jointly by Alan Greenberg and Mark Enstrom.


Alan M. Greenberg is the Technical Director for Cyber and Information Solutions Business in Boeing’s Intel & Security System Division, headquartered in Arlington, VA. Mr. Greenberg supports Boeing’s Cyber Technology development, integration, and certification-accreditation across the different business units throughout Boeing. He has supported SMART Grid efforts at Boeing for the last three years. He joined Boeing in January 2004 after serving as the Information Assurance-Cyber Lead and Program Manager at Raytheon’s Communication Network Group located in Ft. Wayne, IN. He retired from the Army as a Signal Corps Officer serving in a variety of assignments, including Battalion, Brigade and Division G6 assignments, Operations Officer on a major fielding team; Signal Battalion Operations Officer; Communications Officer at the VII Corps TAC during Desert Storm, and Program Manager at NSA’s Information Assurance Division. Mr. Greenberg has a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois.

Mark Enstrom is the Product Management Director in the Advanced Technologies Group of Neustar, Inc., a provider of innovative solutions and directory services for trusted communications. In this role, he helps drive innovation and research into new and emerging technologies and markets. He also serves as Secretary for the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Cyber Security Working Group (SGIP CSWG), and is active in many other VoIP, Smart Grid, and cyber-security-related groups. Prior to Neustar, he was Wireline Solutions Manager and Field Marketing Manager at BroadSoft, a provider of Voice over IP application software. In that role, he was instrumental in the development and promotion of SIP Trunking solutions for service providers in North America and Europe. He also served in marketing and product line management roles for access line gateway start-up sentitO and test and measurement company Acterna (now JDSU). He has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

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About the TCIPG Seminar Series:

The seminar series is presented by the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Project, an $18 million multi-university research effort whose partner institutions include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Arizona State University, Dartmouth, and Washington State University. The TCIPG Project, a successor to the earlier NSF-funded TCIP Center, was founded in 2009 with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is housed in the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.