Statement on October FERC Open Meeting
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took action on two reliability items at its open meeting today.
FERC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to approve revised Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-003-7 - Cyber Security – Security Management Controls. The revised standard represents the next stage in cyber security standards, improving security management controls for low-impact BES Cyber Systems. FERC also proposed to direct NERC to develop modifications to that standard to provide clear, objective criteria for electronic access controls for low impact BES Cyber Systems and address the need to mitigate the risk of malicious code that could result from third-party transient electronic devices.
FERC also issued an order accepting NERC’s proposed research work plan for topics related to geomagnetic disturbances and their impacts on the reliability of the bulk power system. Among other things, FERC also directed NERC to file for FERC review a final, or otherwise updated, GMD work plan within six months of the date of this order.
NERC will continue the work with FERC and stakeholders toward assuring the reliability and resilience of the North American bulk power system.
Posted On: 10/19/2017