Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3) Secure Authentication Workshop | April 29-30, 2014

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EnerNex and EnergySec have teamed to bring you this workshop delivered in a hands-on environment at EnerNex’s Smart Grid Labs with a focused and in-depth look at the secure authentication v5 (SAv5) functionality of the IEEE Std 1815-2012 (DNP3) standards, along with the supporting cryptographic and security concepts. Presented by EnerNex’s industry experts, the workshop will help attendees identify the potential value that the standard represents for their respective companies and supporting infrastructure necessary for implementation. It will also help in the effective communications with potential suppliers of related products and services.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:00 AM –
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
EnerNex Smart Grid Labs
620 Mabry Hood Road
Suite 101
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
United States
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Day 1 – DNP3 Basics (optional)

A basic understanding of the DNP3 standards is essential before addressing the secure authentication functionality. An optional one day workshop held prior to the main workshop is available for attendees needing a better understanding of the DNP3 standards.

Topics covered include:

-Key features and capabilities of DNP3
-DNP3 data types
-DNP3 message structure
-DNP3 Operation
-Controls
-Confirmation
-Segmentation
-Events and Classes
-Unsolicited Responses
-Time Synchronization
-Freezing Data
-Serial and network based DNP3 implementations
-DNP3 Subsets and conformance testing
-DNP3 Documentation

Day 2 – DNP3 Secure Authentication v5 (SAv5)

Day 2 is focuses on the secure authentication v5 (SAv5) functionality of the IEEE Std 1815-2012 (DNP3) standards along with the supporting cryptographic and security concepts.

Topics covered include:

General Cryptographic and Security Concepts
-Security concepts
-Protocol and networking issues
-Cryptography concepts
-Implementation Issues

Secure Authentication Version 5 (IEEE Std 1815-2012)
-Context
-Overview
-Design concepts
-Message definitions
-Detailed procedures / error handling
-Algorithms and other options
-Applying the standard
-Design decisions
-Software issues

Who Should Attend

This workshop is suitable for utility and vendor professionals including:

SCADA Engineers
System Integrators
Substation Design Engineers
Operations and Maintenance Engineers
Substation Protection & Control Engineers
Commissioning Engineers
Product Manager
Product Development Engineers

Our Instructors

EnerNex has decades of experience in all aspects of utility automation systems from both a vendor and utility perspectives as well as being actively involved with the development of the DNP3 standards.

Erich Gunther, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, EnerNex has been a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his entire career in the IEEE’s Power and Energy Society (PES), Communications Society (ComSoc), Computer Society (CS), and Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS). Over the past 25 years, Erich has held several technical leadership positions in the IEEE PES as a chairman of numerous task forces, working groups, sub-committees, and coordinating committees. Presently Erich is a member-at-large of the IEEE PES governing board focusing on Smart Grid, is the chairman of the IEEE PES Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee, and is a member of the IEEE’s Smart Grid Task Force. He wears several other key industry leadership hats giving him a unique opportunity to promote the application of systems or systems engineering principles, collaboration and information sharing among the extremely broad stakeholder community associated with grid modernization and the new applications we collectively call the smart grid.

Grant Gilchrist, Principal Consultant, EnerNex is a member of several IEC working groups, and has been actively involved in the development of the IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5 protocol suites, among others. He is the primary author and editor of the IEC 62351-5 standard for security of the IEC 60870-5 and DNP3 protocols. He has helped several major utilities develop technical requirements for their advanced metering infrastructures, and most recently has been working on developing test procedures for DNP3 secure authentication

Bruce Muschlitz, Principal Consultant, EnerNex is a member of IEC working groups actively engaged in IEC 61850 maintenance and Distributed Energy Resources development; IEEE groups in standardization, substation monitoring, and protection; the DNP Technical Committee; and CIGRE. He is chair of the UCAIug testing subcommittee as well a chair of several working groups involved in maintenance of UCA testing activities. He has being involved in the power system industry for over 20 years both in manufacturing as well as consulting. He is a senior member if the IEEE.

Brian Smith, Principal Consultant, EnerNex provides utilities with cyber security and systems engineering support for smart grid areas such as substation and distribution automation, AMI, and other utility convergence and infrastructure applications. Prior to joining EnerNex in 2008, he was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority for over 17 years. While at TVA, he worked in the Telecommunications and SCADA/EMS field where his responsibilities included assisting in the development of the next generation communications architecture supporting enterprise integration for field device data from the substation environment including cyber security.  Brian also served as one of TVA’s technical leads for the Bradley, TN 500kV Substation – one of the first multi-relay vendor projects to implement the full suite of IEC 61850.

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