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Energy regulators approve security standards to improve grid cyber posture

January 25, 2016 |
Joshua Higgins
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today announced final approval of new critical infrastructure standards addressing the cybersecurity of the electric grid.

According to a Federal Register notice, FERC has approved standards addressing security management controls, physical security of cyber systems, recovery plans for bulk electric system cyber systems, vulnerability assessments and information protections.

“The proposed CIP Reliability Standards are designed to mitigate the cybersecurity risks to bulk electric system facilities, systems, and equipment, which, if destroyed, degraded, or otherwise...

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