FERC Standards Address Power Grid "Cybersecurity"

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has unveiled eight new standards aimed at shielding the country's bulk power system from rogue hackers working to disrupt the national grid, following in step with a similar effort by the Department of Energy.

The eight mandatory critical infrastructure protection reliability standards introduced on Thursday require bulk power system users, owners and operators to set new policies, plans and procedures for safeguarding physical and electronic access to its controls, FERC said.

The rules will go into effect in about two months....
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