Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines two NERC Implementation Guidance documents looking to offer direction on two CIP cyber security obligations for Registered Entities seeking workable compliance alternatives.  The first deals with disabling unused logical ports; the second addresses BES Cyber System Information access control.

The ERO Enterprise is considering the two cyber security Implementation Guidance documents 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 July.