Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a proposed implementation guidance document summarizing the need, benefit, and application of NERC’s mapping spreadsheet drawing the connections between the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. The spreadsheet includes two tabs that map the NIST-CIP associations in both directions.  A configurable pivot table of the CIP => NIST information appears in a third tab.

The ERO Enterprise is considering the proposed implementation guidance on NERC’s NIST-CIP mapping for endorsement.  There is no fixed timeline for completion, but the goal is for a 30-to-45-day turnaround – which roughly works out to the end of September.