"The NITRD [Networking and Information Technology Research and Development] workshop on 'Tailored Trustworthy Spaces: Solutions for the Smart Grid' was conceived by the Federal government to probe deeper into how Tailored Trustworthy Spaces, a strategic Federal cybersecurity research theme, could provide a framework for addressing cybersecurity challenges in the Smart Grid. Approximately fifty researchers from the power sector, academia, and the government met for three days and discussed critical concepts and challenges. This report summarizes the workshop's findings and puts forth key topics to serve as priority areas to guide further research and development activities. Among the findings, it is important to note that Tailored Trustworthy Spaces have the potential to drive the development of more secure, trustworthy, and dynamic communications solutions that could allow third-party telecommunications providers to carry a greater range of Smart Grid transactions, instead of requiring the power utilities to build their own telecommunication networks and solutions. Consequently, Tailored Trustworthy Spaces could be an important business and economic driver to enable future Smart Grid capabilities."
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: https://www.nitrd.gov/
Tailored Trustworthy Spaces: Solutions for the Smart Grid. Arlington, VA. July 18-20, 2011