Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines FERC Order 829, which directs the creation of new CIP requirements addressing the cyber protection of supply chains. The Commission cites recent malware attacks on supply chain vendors’ hardware and software as the reliability need – posing a new type of threat to the electric system.

Order 829 requires that the new CIP requirements addressing supply chain cyber vulnerabilities must be delivered to FERC within a year. NERC has already fast-tracked the standards activity approval process to ensure that the date can be met.