The SGAM-Toolbox aims to be a little help for architecting Smart Grid Systems in reference to the Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM) as introduced by the “Smart Grid Coordination Group”. It is implemented as extension for the modeling tool “Enterprise Architect” from Sparx Systems.
To learn about the possibilities and the usage of the SGAM-Toolbox take a look at the provided video tutorials on youtube.
!!! Please don’t forget to set your youtube player to HD with 1080p resolution!!!
- Video Tutorial Part 1/2: System Analysis
- Video Tutorial Part 2/2: System Architecture
- Video Tutorial Part 3: Security Requirements Engineering
- Video Tutorial Part 4: Create your individual components
If the videos draw your interest, you can download the SGAM-Toolbox, an introduction document and a simplified demonstration example below:
- SGAM Toolbox V0.6 (extension to Sparx Systems “Enterprise Architect“)
- Introduction to the SGAM Toolbox
- Demonstration Example (includes generated PDF and HTML documentation)
- Import/Export and Risk Assessment Templates
NIST Logical Reference Model
There is one more cool thing available now: The SGAM Toolbox has been used to model the NIST Logical Reference Model (LRM) as proposed within the NISTIR 7628 Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security. The LRM delivers a great basis for your individual developments as it provides a reference architecture including a comprehensive set of initial security requirements. If you want to learn more, take a look at my presentation held at the Consulectra Symposium this year.
That’s new in V0.6:
- Toolbox is now implemented as “Add-In” with a single setup file
- Various enhancements when creating new elements
- New diagram type for developing ICT architectures (e.g. network topologies)
- Functionality for migrating existing SGAM models to the new version
Please note: You will have to manually remove the old version of the SGAM Toolbox first. You can do this by selecting “Model Resources (Alt + 6) > MDG Technologies”, right click the “SGAM Toolbox” entry and choose the “Remove Technology” option.
That’s new in V 0.4.0:
- Metamodel Update: Metamodel is now aligned with the Intelligrid Use Case Template
- CSV Import/Export Specifications
- Templates for CSV Import/Export and Risk Assessment
- New Elements and Icons
- Security Requirements Engineering: Framework and Patterns
- Location Attributes for export to Visualization Tool
The SGAM Toolbox is basically free to use (Please recognize the License and Disclaimer at the bottom of this page). In order to support our work, to establish a user-community and to keep you up to date about bug-fixes and new releases, we kindly ask you for two things:
(1) If you use the Toolbox, please contact us and let us reference (Logo) your organization on our site.
(2) If you create scientific publications, please reference our related papers.
f you have any feedback according the toolbox, a feature request or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us and send a mail to christian<AT>en-trust.at
License and Disclaimer
Copyright (c) 2014 Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Josef Ressel Center for User-Centric Privacy, Security and Control
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