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Enhanced Cyber Security Reporting

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Last week, FERC bolstered the cyber security of the nation’s bulk electric system by expanding the reporting requirements for incidents involving attempts to compromise operation of the grid.  The approved new Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-008-6 (Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response Planning) now requires reporting of cyber security incidents that either compromise or attempt to compromise Electronic Security Perimeters, Electronic Access Control or Monitoring Systems, and Physical Security Perimeters associated cyber systems. The new Reliability Standard also encompasses disruptions or attempts to disrupt the operation of a bulk electric system cyber system. The revised standard also addresses the information to be included in Cyber Security Incident reports, their dissemination, and deadlines for filing. Reports and updates will be sent to the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.  See the order at:  https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/comm-meet/2019/062019/E-2.pdf

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Matt Chester on Jun 28, 2019 4:06 pm GMT

Important to see that FERC is so focused and dedicated to cybersecurity, the stakes couldn't be higher

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