NRECA has several research projects underway in cybersecurity and offers numerous resources for members to help address their cybersecurity needs.
RC3 – Rural Cooperative Cybersecurity Capabilities Program – Goal: to develop tools, resources and training opportunities to improve the cybersecurity and resiliency capabilities of electric cooperatives. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Essence – Goal: to develop a cybersecurity technology that detects anomalies in utility network traffic. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
GridState – Goal: to extend and improve the capabilities of
Essence. Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
React – Goal: a research collaboration between NRECA, N-Dimension Solutions, Inc., Milsoft Utility Solutions, and NRTC to integrate
Essence into commercial products and services. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Simba – Goal: to develop a rapid cybersecurity testing capability in silico. Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the
MultiSpeak® – Goal: to provide online comprehensive interoperability testing and certification and implement cybersecurity extensions for de-risking technology integration.
Other Cybersecurity Resources
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