Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s informational filing to FERC concerning CIP-005-6, CIP-010-3, and CIP-013-1. The analysis was authored by the Electric Power Research Institute, who was tasked by the Board of Trustees to assess the risk to BES reliability posed by the supply chain management standards due to the omission of low impact BES Cyber Systems and Electronic Access Control and Monitoring Systems.

Clients should be aware that the EPRI investigation is still in progress – the final report will be issued in six months. However, it is likely that FERC will act on the interim findings in their final order on CIP-005-6, CIP-010-3, and CIP-013-1.