Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the latest status of the BES cyber and physical security initiatives overseen by the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC).  Among several other helpful findings, the updates include feedback from Regional Entities on the challenges they face in implementing oversight of the new CIP standards and the security gaps they have noticed while doing so.

Cyber and physical security continue to be the most dominate threats to critical infrastructure.  As such, FERC will continue to closely monitor the success of the CIPC’s initiatives to determine if more Reliability Standards are needed to address the risks.