May 18, 2022
Proposed update to FERC reliability standards designed to help detect cyber intruders
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed a new “internal network security monitoring” requirement for certain bulk-power systems, citing the SolarWinds episode in which attackers were able to infiltrate and reside undetected for an extended period on federal and industry networks.
“FERC today proposed to strengthen its Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards by requiring internal network security monitoring (INSM) for high- and medium-impact bulk electric system cyber systems,” the commission said in a release Thursday. “[The] Notice of...