Today’s trending topics explored by key industry leaders.
Utilities do a great job of gathering evidence and preparing for an audit. Audit recommendations are thoroughly followed, whether calling for minor changes or full-scale mitigation plans. When the process is complete, regular responsibilities are promptly returned to until the next audit cycle...
Commissioning — the process that verifies a substation security system operates in a manner consistent with its design — commonly starts in the final weeks before the system is handed over to the security operation center. But that can be a mistake.
Sept. 1, 2017, marked the start of the one-year countdown to enforcement of the CIP-003-6 low-impact requirements covering Physical Security Controls and Electronic Access Controls. While an entire year might seem like a long time, meeting that deadline still could be a challenge for some.