Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on the second draft of the CIP Version 5 Standards – the first in a series of four sequential articles. The focus in Part I is CIP-002-5 Draft 2, which considerably updates the gateway criteria which Responsible Entities must use to determine their BES Cyber Systems – those BES functions, facilities, and systems subject to the remaining Version 5 Cyber Security Standards.

The second draft of CIP-002-5 has been posted on the project web site for industry stakeholder review and a successive ballot. Clients have until May 21, 2012 to return comments and cast their votes .