Government Security News: New CIP standards provide a catalyst to unite security with operations in electrical utilities

As published in Government Security News By Mark A. Tinker, Ph.D. In late 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlined new rules, which take effect in 2016, requiring electrical utility companies to determine the key electric transmission stations and substations that could have large scale impact on the US electrical grid. Heading into 2015, those tasked with securing the national electrical grid must proactively enhance their security posture to address these critical infrastructure protection guidelines. However, large power corporations are starting to realize it is possible to capitalize upon compliance by leveraging security investments across other departments. Enhancing security…
March 10, 2015