SMKI Policy Management Authority (SMKI PMA)
The Smart Metering Key Infrastructure service was launched in March 2016.
Testing Advisory Group (TAG)
The TAG has been instrumental in the review and associated recommendations to the SEC Panel on testing approach documentation. This Sub-Committee has supported the SEC Panel through the DCC Live decision making process. TAG are likely to continue their role in supporting the SEC Panel through the testing phases in the lead up to R1.3.
Security Sub-Committee (SSC) This year, the SSC have developed the Joint Incident Cyber Security Incident Management Plan (JICSIMP) and established the Smart Metering Incident Response Team (SMIRT). JICSMIP and SMIRT are an additional function of the SSC’s role which has been put together to respond to, and co-ordinate, Vulnerabilities, Incidents and Major Security Incidents reported by SEC Parties. From the launch of security assessments in February 2016, the SSC have focussed on supporting this process by producing and updating the Security Controls Framework (SCF) and the accompanying Agreed Interpretations (AIs).
The SSC are continuously putting effort in reviewing the assessment reports and providing the necessary recommendations to the SEC Panel.
Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee (TABASC)
The TABASC was established in November 2015 with initial meetings in 2016 spent clarifying their remit and understanding their duties. Since then, the TABASC have focussed on the development of the Business Architecture Document (BAD) due to their expanded remit which was designated in July 2016. This expanded remit also included having oversight of the Home Area Network (HAN) requirements. The Technical and Business Expert Community (TBEC) was established to provide expert support to specific work packages, as required by the TABASC, and has been involved in the drafting of the BAD.
Since the activation of Modification Paths 2 and 3 in February 2016, the TABASC have provided input and support to Modification Proposals going through the Modification Process.
Towards the end of this year, TABASC’s focus has been on devising a risk-based approach to review of the Efficiency of the End-to-End Technical Architecture, Business Architecture and Home Area Network (HAN) requirements. This review is planned commence with a questionnaire phase in 2017.