Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s GridEx V final report summarizing the findings from last November’s simulation of a large-scale coordinated cyber/physical attack on the BPS and the gas infrastructure.  Over 7,000 participants from multiple industries (water, electricity, natural gas, and communications) and governments (Municipal, State, Federal, and International) were engaged in the decentralized two-day tabletop exercise.

The five Grid Security Exercises conducted since 2011 have contributed extensively to the industry’s ability to withstand a coordinated cyber/physical attack.  But new attack vectors appear regularly and there is no sign that vigilance can be relaxed.