New FERC-Approved Standards For Critical Assets

Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on April 19, 2012, approved the eight modified critical infrastructure protection (CIP) reliability standards, CIP-002-4 through CIP-009-4 (Version 4 CIP Standards), which were developed and submitted for approval by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) (final order).[1]

CIP-002-4 requires the identification and documentation of "critical cyber assets" associated with critical assets. Responsible entities, under the newly approved CIP-002-4, will identify critical assets by applying the bright line criteria set forth in Version 4 of the reliability standard, replacing the...
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