Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is on the second draft of the CIP Version 5 Standards – the last in a series of four sequential articles. The focus in Part IV are the High Impact Requirements, which apply to BES Cyber Systems which could could lead to a wide-area service loss if impaired or lost – mostly large Control Centers.

The second drafts of the CIP Version 5 Standards have been posted on the project web site for industry stakeholder review and a concurrent ballot. Comments must be returned – and all votes cast – by May 21, 2012.