Re: [MSEC] Key Management protocol (GDOI - 6407) forward

Paul Lambert <> Fri, 27 September 2013 21:52 UTC

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IEC TC57 WG10 (61850) and IEC TC57 WG15 (Security) has been developing a technology/standard for use as a secure multicast for its use in power grid applications using synchrophasors and other technologies relevant to smartgrid deployments globally.

As part of the effort, some extensions to GDOI were identified.  The 6407 draft incorporates and improves some of the enhancements already identified.  IEC TC57 WG15 is waiting for the draft RFC to transition to an RFC so it can be referenced as a normative standard in IEC 62351-9.

There are several utility vendors and utilities, in particular SCE (Southern California Edison), that are awaiting this transition so that their cyber security frameworks can be updated.  Delays in the transition from draft to RFC will delay implementation of several projects and implementations.

Good to see such applications.  What encapsulation mode is specified for this multicast service?   Just curious since I have other industry requirements that are very similar and need better multicast security.

Thanks in advance,


Herbert Falk
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