Effort Name:
Smart Grid Cryptographic Key Management
Lead Organization:

Sypris Electronics, LLC

Contacts:
Primary Contact

Ron Frank


Other Contacts

Diana Ford

Scott Peters

Effort Start Date:
 
Funding Source:

Sypris Electronics, LLC

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)

The Mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is to lead national efforts to modernize the electric grid; enhance security and reliability of the infrastructure; and facilitate recovery from disruptions to energy supply.
Funding To Date:
Unknown
Technology Readiness:
(Only for R&D)
Applied Research
25%
Effort Description:
This project will produce the Cryptographic Key Management System (CKMS) for the secure management of cryptographic keys for energy sector infrastructure. The CKMS leverages the best practices of existing Department of Defense (DoD) key management systems deployed today to protect high-value information. The system will help energy control systems recover quickly from a cryptographic key compromise and fend off cyber attack by using an autonomous key distribution scheme. The CKMS will be cost-effective, easy to use, and highly capable.​​​
Results/Deliverables:
Participating Organizations:

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

Purdue University Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Project Mapped To:
3. Develop and Implement New Protective Measures to Reduce Risk
3.3 Next-generation, interoperable, and upgradeable solutions for secure serial and routable communications between devices at all levels of energy delivery system networks implemented
3.6 Next-generation, interoperable, and upgradeable solutions for secure wireless communications between devices at all levels of energy delivery system networks implemented
Related Documents:
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A cost-shared effort between industry and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), this project will help energy control systems recover quickly from a cryptographic key compromise and fend off cyber attack by using an autonomous key distribution scheme.​