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DOE Lab to Update Grid Security Assessment Platform With Cyber Risk Visualization Tool

A Department of Energy-funded national laboratory plans to incorporate a cyber risk visualization feature into a web-based tool used to assess the security status of electric generation systems.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory said Friday it aims to help federal agency personnel visualize infrastructure data and threat scenarios through the integration of NREL’s Cyber Range and Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework.

Government energy asset managers use DER-CF to monitor site-specific cybersecurity posture through a questionnaire and create an action plan based on recommendations from the online assessment.

Meanwhile, the NREL Cyber Range works to help researchers create grid environment simulations to study the interdependency and flow of information between power systems.

NREL’s integration project team expects to generate a static picture of the updated system by the end of the year.

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