FERC: Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard NOPR | Comments Due June 24th

RE: Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 – Cyber Security


SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to approve Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 (Cyber Security – Communications between Control Centers). The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization, submitted the proposed Reliability Standard for Commission approval in response to a Commission directive. In addition, the Commission proposes to direct that NERC develop certain modifications to Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 to require protections regarding the availability of communication links and data communicated between bulk electric system control centers and, further, to clarify the types of data that must be protected.

DATES: Comments are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register



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