FERC Floats New Power Grid Cybersecurity Standards

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday proposed a rule it says will strengthen the cybersecurity of the nation's bulk power systems by requiring, among other things, all cybersystems receive some level of protection based on their impact on the electric grid.

FERC is seeking to approve the latest version of the critical infrastructure protection, or CIP, reliability standards for bulk power systems, such as electric utilities. The standards are proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corp., or NERC, which FERC tasks with ensuring the...
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