Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the second draft of CIP-012-2, which adds FERC-directed controls to protect the availability of Control Center-to-Control Center data used for Real-time Assessments and monitoring.  In response to stakeholder feedback, the project team has removed the new requirement (R2) proposed in Draft 1 which was similar in form and function to R1 that dealt with the confidentiality and integrity of the same data.  Instead, they have merged the attributes of data availability protections into R1 after eliminating references to the underlying communication links themselves.

The second draft of CIP-012-2: Communications Between Control Centers and its supporting materials have been posted for a 45-day review and concurrent ballot.  Feedback is due back to the project team and all votes cast by January 24, 2022.