Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines NERC’s final report on GridEx III, a simulation held last November of a large-scale coordinated cyber/physical attack on the Bulk Electric System. Over 4,400+ participants from the industry, academia, the Regions, and Federal bureaus engaged in the two-day table-top exercise.

The three Grid Security Exercises conducted since 2011 have contributed extensively to the industry’s ability to withstand a coordinated cyber/physical attack. But new attack vectors appear regularly and there is no sign that vigilance can be relaxed.