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Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s Informational Filing issued in response to FERC Order 791 – the order approving the Version 5 cyber security standards. The report examines the effect of the 15 minute exclusion clause in the definition of BES Cyber Asset, referring to those devices which are subject to all ten CIP standards

Earlier this month, NERC’s Board of Trustees adopted CIP Version 6 and 7, which FERC is expected to approve. The Commission may call for a follow up survey on the quantity and type of additional BES Cyber Assets that the new standards drive.