Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on NERC’s GridEx2011 final report which summarizes the findings from a simulation held last November of a large-scale coordinated cyber attack on the BES. The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate industry’s ability to respond to a cyber incident – and identify related weaknesses in ERO Standards and participants’ security programs.

The report’s findings and recommendations have been sent to NERC’s Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council for review and implementation. At least three other similar exercises are scheduled in the next 18 months – including GridEx 2013