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3.3.1 IEEE 1686 (Substation Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) Cyber Security Capabilities) Focus

This standard defines the functions and features to be provided in intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) to accommodate critical infrastructure protection programs. Security regarding the access, operation, configuration, firmware revision and data retrieval from an IED are addressed. More info: Associated Evaluation Scheme and Governance

Use of an IEEE standard is wholly voluntary. The existence of an IEEE standard does not imply that there are no other ways to produce, test, measure, purchase, market, or provide other goods and services related to the scope of the IEEE standard.

The IEE 1686 standard is sponsored by the IEE PES Power & Energy Society ( that provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry.

NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technologies) has been tasked with laying out a plan for the transformation of the U.S.’s aging energy infrastructure into interoperable Smart Grid. As part of their task, they’ve put together an open forum for members to collaborate on standards development called the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). NIST and the SGIP are selecting a framework of standards which are being used as the backbone of the new Smart Grid. The IEEE 1686 standard is one of these. Process Not applicable. Practice

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None. Relation to other standards / schemes

This standard is designed to provide the tools and features for a user to implement an IED security effort in response to NERC CIP requirements; see section 5.3.3.

This standard references:

•        IEEE 1711 Trial-use standard for a cryptographic protocol for cyber security of substation serial links.

Other standards that reference this standard:

•        IEEE 1815 Electric Power Systems Communications-Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3).

•        ETSI - TR 103 118 Machine-to-machine communications (M2M); smart energy infrastructures security; review of existing security measures and convergence investigations.

•        IEC/TR 62351-10: Power Systems Management and Associated Information Exchange – Data and Communications Security – Part 10: Security Architecture Guidelines.

•        IEC TR 62351-13: Power systems management and associated information exchange - data and communications security - part 13: guidelines on security topics to be covered in standards and specifications. 

Remarks : 3.3.1 IEEE 1686 (Substation Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) Cyber Security Capabilities)