WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERC’s Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E‑ISAC) recently partnered with the Department of Energy (DOE) on an expansion of the Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program (CRISP) to include operational technology. The CRISP expansion, to include two operational technology pilots, marks a major milestone to improve E-ISAC capabilities that strengthen grid security in North America.
The purpose of the new pilots is to identify potential cyber threats to utilities’ industrial control systems by capturing raw and/or refined operational technology data and comparing it to CRISP information technology data.
“The CRISP operational technology pilots are an important advance in E-ISAC capabilities and reflect a maturation of our partnership with DOE,” said Frank Honkus, E-ISAC associate director, Intelligence Programs and CRISP Manager. “These pilots will help the E-ISAC meet its core responsibility of advising utilities on the detection and mitigation of industrial control system threats from the most advanced and persistent international adversaries.”
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