Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the latest release of a spreadsheet tool developed by the ERO Enterprise controlling the process used to collect compliance evidence used in cyber security audits.  The CIP Evidence Request Tool offers structure and transparency to Responsible Entities who are looking prepare for an audit in the most efficient and effective manner possible.  Fifteen-pages of changes have been made to the Version 5 Tool and the associated User Guide – the most substantive address pending CIP standards updates and the addition of sample filter rules that reflect the latest learnings from compliance and enforcement activities.

Version 6 of the CIP Evidence Request Tool “took effect” on February 4, 2022.  Clients who own or operate BES Assets (especially those with locations in multiple Regions) should feel free to update their Version 5 evidence to accommodate the updates.