Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a petition submitted to FERC by the Resilient Societies requesting a new cyber security (CIP) standard addressing malware mitigation. The activist organization asserts that the in-effect CIP standards and those under development are not sufficient to defend the electric grid against an infection.

FERC is presently reviewing public commentary on the Resilient Societies’ petition to direct the development of an enhanced malware standard. Their decision to act on or deny the petition should be out by midyear.