Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines two new NERC Cyber Security development efforts launched under Project 2006-02. The first considers the applicability of CIP requirements to Transmission Owner Control Centers that perform the functional obligations of a TOP. The second studies the need for new cyber security requirements regarding permitted architectures and the security risks of virtualization technologies.

The comment forms for both new cyber security initiatives are posted for a 30-day review. Feedback on the strategies proposed for Transmission Owner Control Centers and virtualization is due back to the project team on 4/11/17.