MP109 ADT and Exit Quarantine file delivery mechanism

Proposer Chris de Asha
Lead Analyst Khaleda Hussain
Date raised 20/01/2020
StageRefinement Process
Implementation date 24 February 2022
Latest update SECAS are reviewing the Refinement Consultation responses. MP109 will be presented at the November Working Group with the Refinement Consultation findings.

What is the issue?

In the Smart Energy Code (SEC), Appendix AA ‘Threshold Anomaly Detection Procedures’ currently requires the Anomaly Detection Threshold (ADT) File and Exit Quarantine files to be provided to the Data Communications Company (DCC) by email. DCC is of the opinion that it would be a more secure process to provide this information via SharePoint. It is believed the current method is insecure and poses potential security risk as email is not considered a secure delivery method. This is due to it lacking end to end encryption and being potentially susceptible to Security breaches through either deliberate malicious activity or erroneous activity.
To mitigate the potential security risk posed by email, the DCC have proposed to change the wording of SEC Appendix AA from “Email” to “DCC’s preferred secure delivery method of choice”. The DCC’s current secure delivery method of choice would be via DCC SharePoint.

What is the solution?

The Proposed Solution is to replace the main delivery method of emails with SharePoint.

Who is impacted?

Large Suppliers
Small Suppliers
Network Parties
Other SEC Parties
DCC

What SEC documents are affected?

SEC Appendix AA ‘Threshold Anomaly Detection Procedures’

Timeline

20 Jan 2020
Draft Proposal Raised
28 Jan 2020
Presented to Change Sub-Committee for initial discussion
25 Feb 2020
Presented to Change Sub-Committee for decision
13 Mar 2020
Taken to Panel for conversion to Modification Proposal
01 Apr 2020
Working Group Meeting
13 May 2020
Preliminary Assessment requested
28 Sep 2020
Preliminary Assessment returned
04 Nov 2020
Working Group Meeting
05 May 2021
Working Group Meeting
04 Aug 2021
Present to Working Group for discussion
06 Oct 2021
Present to Working Group

Modification documents

MP109 August 2021 Working Group Summary
22/09/2021
MP109 Refinement Consultation Responses
08/09/2021
MP109 Refinement Consultation
16/08/2021
MP109 May 2021 Working Group summary
18/05/2021
MP109 Preliminary Assessment
22/10/2020
MP109 Business Requirements
22/07/2020
MP109 April 2020 Working Group summary
08/04/2020
MP109 Modification Report v0.3
04/03/2020
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