SunSpec Blockchain- Additional commentary on key requirements

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It’s been a week since the SunSpec Blockchain specification was published. The specification lists 29 requirements for the blockchain implementation.  This post is for readers who have already read the document and would like more color on requirements 1, 17, 18, 21, 25, and 27. If you want some background on SunSpec Blockchain without reading the whole specification visit our…

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SolarWinds, SunSpec Blockchain, and the Security of Software Updates

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While the cybersecurity world was occupied analyzing the epic SolarWinds attack, the SunSpec Alliance quietly released its SunSpec Blockchain specification for public comment.  Those familiar with the SunSpec effort know that it addresses supply chain cybersecurity attacks.  So the obvious question is- how does SunSpec Blockchain prevent attacks such as SolarWinds?   SolarWinds is a supply chain attack.  In the cybersecurity…

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Wivity is leading the SunSpec Blockchain Work Group

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Today the SunSpec Alliance announced creation of the Blockchain Work Group to further secure the distributed energy grid. Specifically, the blockchain specification will ensure that credentials (e.g.- private keys) used to secure communications have not been compromised somewhere in the supply chain. It’s an often-overlooked part of cybersecurity, but thanks to the diligence of another SunSpec effort- the Cybersecurity Work…

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