Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on FERC Order 761 accepting the CIP Version 4 Standards – which replaces the risk-based assessment methodology (RBAM) used to identify BES Critical Assets with seventeen bright-line criteria. The new identification methodology will increase the total set of Critical Cyber Assets by 20% or more.

CIP-002-4 through CIP-009-4 will take effect in the U.S. in July of 2014. A separate implementation plan specifies the time frames to protect newly identified CCAs, which vary depending on whether or not an existing CIP program is in place.

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Spotlight – FERC Order 761 Accepting CIP v4 Standards 4-26-12