Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing their intent to approve the three CIP standards that close known reliability gaps associated with supply chain management.  The Commission agrees that CIP-005-6, CIP-010-3, and CIP-013-1 will substantially harden BES Cyber Systems against the threat of attacks launched through the global supply chain.

FERC’s proposal to approve CIP-005-6, CIP-010-3, and CIP-013-1 is posted for a 60-day review.  Clients have until March 26, 2018 to submit comments on the NOPR and to offer their insights into the reasons why PACs, EACMS, and PCA were omitted.