GridEx, a distributed play grid exercise that allows participants to engage remotely, simulates a cyber and physical attack on the North American electricity grid and other critical infrastructure. Led by NERC's E-ISAC, GridEx gives participants a forum to demonstrate how they would respond to and recover from coordinated cyber and physical security threats and incidents.
GridEx offers opportunities for organizations to strengthen crisis communications relationships and provide feedback for lessons learned during the exercise. Additional perspectives on critical security policy issues are gathered at the invitation-only Executive Tabletop from senior executives in industry and government. GridEx V in 2019 included more than 500 electric utilities, government and law enforcement agencies, and other organizations.
Mark your calendars for GridEx VI, scheduled for November 16–17, 2021. Visit the
E-ISAC website and this page for updates. While this exercise is not open to the public or media, NERC conducts a media briefing during GridEx. Members of the media may send GridEx inquiries to
GridEx VI Fact Sheet
GridEx HistoryNERC and the E-ISAC apply the outcomes and lessons learned from past GridEx exercises to help improve the security of the North American grid. To learn more about past GridEx exercises, see the public reports posted on the right.
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