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Project 2016-03 Cyber Security Supply Chain Risk Management

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A 45-day formal comment period and initial ballot for CIP-013-1 – Cyber Security – Supply Chain Risk Management concluded at 8 p.m. Eastern, Monday, March 6, 2017.  Voting results can be accessed via the links below.  The drafting team will review all responses received during the comment period and determine the next steps of the project.
The project will address directives from
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 829 to develop a new or modified standard to address “supply chain risk management for industrial control system hardware, software, and computing and networking services associated with bulk electric system operations.” See Order No. 829, at P 1.

Standard(s) Affected: The project will propose a new standard or revisions to approved Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

Purpose/Industry Need
On July 21, 2016 FERC issued Order No. 829, Revised Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards. In this order, FERC directed that NERC either develop a new standard or develop modifications to an existing standard to address the following reliability objective:
[FERC] directs] NERC to develop a develop a forward-looking, objective-based Reliability Standard to require each affected entity to develop and implement a plan that includes security controls for supply chain management for industrial control system hardware, software, and services associated with bulk electric system operations. The new or modified Reliability Standard should address the following security objectives, discussed in detail below: (1) software integrity and authenticity; (2) vendor remote access; (3) information system planning; and (4) vendor risk management and procurement controls”. See Order 829, at P 3.

The new standard or modified standard(s) are designed tomitigate the risk of a cybersecurity incident affecting the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System” (See Order No. 829, at P 1) and must be filed with regulatory authorities within one year of the Order No 829 effective date.

Draft Actions Dates Results Consideration of Comments
Draft 1
Supporting Materials
Initial Ballot and Non-binding Poll
02/24/17 - 03/06/17​

​Ballot Results

Non-binding Poll Results

Comment Period
01/19/17 - 03/06/17​



​Comments Received

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02/03/17 - 03/06/17

The Standards Committee accepted the Standards Authorization Request on December 14, 2016.

Supporting Materials
Comment Period
10/20/16 – 11/18/16 ​Comments Received Consideration of Comments
Drafting Team Nominations
Supporting Materials
Nomination Period
07/29/16 – 08/18/16



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