FERC, NERC propose to publicly identify utilities violating cybersecurity standards

Safeguarding the U.S. power grid against a potential cyberattack remains a high priority for regulators and utilities alike. While there has been no loss of load in North America from a cyberattack, the threat is at an all-time high, according to Read More …

DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced today they will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure. The technical conference will take Read More …

FERC Finalizes Cybersecurity Standards for Grid Supply Chain

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved new mandatory reliability standards Thursday to deal with cybersecurity risks to the supply chain management for the U.S. bulk electric system. FERC’s final rule approves standards proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. Read More …

FERC proposes new cyber controls for power grid

The federal entity responsible for regulating the energy sector on Thursday proposed new rules to enhance the cybersecurity of the U.S. electric grid, including those aimed at addressing risks posed by malware. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlined new proposed security Read More …

As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise

For more than 15 years, security and intelligence officials — including former CIA Director James Woolsey — have been raising the alarm bells about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Only now as tensions with Read More …