More Than 350 Organizations Participate in NERC's Third Grid Security Exercise
WASHINGTON, D.C.NERC, industry and government partners take the mission of grid security and reliability seriously and continuously work to strengthen the cyber and physical security posture of the North American bulk power system. As part of that work, more than 350 organizations participated in NERC’s third grid security exercise November 18–19.
The two-day exercise, GridEx III, was designed to enhance the coordination of cyber and physical security resources and practices within the industry, as well as communication with government partners and other stakeholders, including those in Canada and Mexico. The biennial exercise gives participants the opportunity to self-assess their emergency response and recovery plans through a simulated exercise that takes place across North America.
“Security and resilience of the North American bulk power system are vital to our national security and our economy. GridEx is a great example of industry; federal, state and provincial governments; and other stakeholders working together toward a common goal: protecting the grid,” said Gerry Cauley, president and chief executive officer at NERC. “Threats are constantly changing and emerging, and our ongoing cyber and physical security efforts help assure the system is more secure.
Posted On: 11/19/2015