Today’s LiveWire Spotlight evaluates those requirements applicable to “Medium and High Impact” BES Cyber Systems – specifically developed to govern the protection of transient electronic devices, communication networks, cabling and cabinets. It is the second of three articles examining the major corrections made to the ten Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards in response to FERC Order 791.

The first draft of the CIP Version 6 standards have been posted on NERC’s web site for a 45 day industry stakeholder review and concurrent ballot. Comments must be returned and ballots cast by July 16, 2014.