Serbia: Standards for information security in the energy sector

, News Serbia Energy

The development of computer technologies and their wide application in everyday life, imposed in the foreground information security. Systems installed in power systems also apply computer and communication technologies, so that information compromising could have unforeseeable negative consequences for the security of systems, equipment and people.

Within Serbian branch of International Council on Large Electric Systems, CIGRE, Dr Radoslav Rakovic and Dr Jasmina Lukic Mandic performed the analysis of important standards, associated with power systems.

The first group of standards includes those from the standard series ISO 2700, relating to the system’s management of information security, the so-called ISMS. The second group includes a set of standards issued by other institutions, more or less associated with power system, such as CIGRE, IEC, NIST, NERC and SCADA, given the trend of increased use of these systems.

It is concluded that it is a very complex issue, due to the large number of measures to be taken in order to ensure security of information, and because of the large number of problems that can arise if these measures are not adequately selected, transmits