Yesterday, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence issued its NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Draft Special Publication 1800-2 “Identity and Access Management for Electric Utilities.”

The Guide is a result of collaboration between NIST and utilities stakeholders, including the energy sector and technology vendors, to design an example solution to help energy companies manage and control access to networked resources, including buildings, equipment, information technology and industrial control systems through a centralized platform.

The solution uses the NIST security standards and framework, and is consistent with the North American Electric Reliability Corporations’ Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.

Comments to the Guide are open until October 23. Comments can be submitted online or via email to