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1686 - Standard for Intelligent Electronic Devices Cyber Security Capabilities

The standard defines the functions and features to be provided in IEDs to support cybersecurity programs. Specifically, the standard states what safeguards, audit mechanisms and alarm indications shall be provided by the vendor of the IED with regard to all activities associated with access, operation, configuration, firmware revision and data retrieval from an IED. The standard also allows the user to define a security program around these features, and alert the user if an IED does not meet this standard as to the need for other defensive measures (technical and/or procedural) that may need to be taken. The encryption for the secure transmission of data both within and external to the IED secure perimeter is also part of this standard.
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