IEC TS 62351-100-3:2020 

Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 100-3: Conformance test cases for the IEC 62351-3, the secure communication extension for profiles including TCP/IP


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IEC 62351-100-3:2020, which is a technical specification, describes test cases of data and communication security for telecontrol equipment, Substation Automation Systems [SAS] and telecontrol systems, including front-end functions of SCADA.
The goal of this document is to enable interoperability by providing a standard method of testing protocol implementations to verify that a device fulfils the requirement of IEC 62351-3. Note that conformity to IEC 62351-3 does not guarantee interoperability between devices using different implementations. It is expected that using this specification during testing will minimize the risk of non-interoperability. A basic condition for this interoperability is a passed conformance test of both devices.
The scope of this document is the specification of common available procedures and definitions for conformance and/or interoperability testing to ensure conformity to IEC 62351-3. The conformance test cases defined here are focused to verify the conformant integration of the underlying authentication/encryption protocol (TLS), as specified in IEC 62351-3, to protect TCP/IP based communications.
This document is not intended to test the underlying authentication/encryption protocol required by IEC 62351-3 to be implemented over TCP/IP (TLS). The conformance testing of the authentication/encryption protocol over TCP/IP is outside the scope of this document.
This document deals with data and communication security conformance testing; therefore, other requirements, such as safety or EMC are not covered. These requirements are covered by other standards (if applicable) and the proof of compliance for these topics is done according to these standards.

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Publication typeTechnical Specification
Publication date2020-01-10
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 57 - Power systems management and associated information exchangerss
ICS33.200 - Telecontrol. Telemetering
Stability date  2022
File size1236 KB

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