Electric Sector Cyber Directive Stresses Incident Reporting

Law360 (September 10, 2019, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, recently adopted Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-008-6 (Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response Planning), a directive which creates new cybersecurity incident reporting obligations for bulk electric systems, or BES, categorized as high or medium impact in North America. The directive also emphasizes the importance of cyber planning and preparedness, and is set to be implemented in December 2020.

Given that NERC standards are mandatory in several Canadian provinces, the new directive will have implications for organizations on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Organizations governed by NERC standards should thus review these...

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