Research Projects

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 GridState program
  • MultiSpeak® – Goal: to provide online comprehensive interoperability testing and certification and implement cybersecurity extensions for de-risking technology integration.

NRECA Resources on Cooperative.com

  • Guide to Developing a Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation Plan Toolkit – a set of tools and resources cooperatives can use to strengthen their security posture.
  • Cyber Security Policy Framework – a collection of cybersecurity policy templates developed in collaboration with the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives .
  • RC3 Website – cybersecurity resources developed by the RC3 Program.
  • TechUpdate – a twice monthly email newsletter containing the latest information on technical publications, articles, reports, webinars, and conferences.

Other Cybersecurity Resources

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