FERC Pressured To Disclose Cybersecurity Violators

Law360 (February 19, 2019, 9:31 PM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was hit with renewed criticism on Tuesday for shielding the names of power companies whose cybersecurity deficiencies pose a threat to the U.S. electric grid.

Motions asking FERC to compel information from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. argued that public interest, local law enforcement and a need for deterrence should outweigh the industry’s concerns that disclosure will make utilities more vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Public Citizen, a liberal think tank that focuses on consumer advocacy, pressed regulators to unmask the company that agreed last month to pay a record $10 million fine for violating federal...

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