Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the CIP v5 Virtualization Summit held last month in Atlanta. It was conducted by a NERC task force developing a Lessons Learned that will identify the compliance expectations associated with virtualization or “cloud computing”.

FERC is quite aware of recent high-profile attacks on email and corporate cloud services in other industries. As virtualization proliferates in the electricity sector, they may demand another major update to the CIP standards.