Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s association of the control system cybersecurity goals and objectives (CSG&O) jointly developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to the CIP standards framework.  The ERO created a 139-line spreadsheet mapping tool as part of a voluntary initiative launched last year by U.S. President Joe Biden to align the Federal Government’s and the critical infrastructure sectors’ security protocols.

The CISA/NIST to CIP Mapping exercise resulted in a good correlation between U.S. governmental and NERC’s cybersecurity frameworks.  Still, FERC is not waiting for CISA/NIST to take the lead and is pressing NERC to deploy advanced intrusion detection security measures.