Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the capabilities of the ERO Enterprise’s Secure Evidence Locker (SEL), a new data management platform that will support the secure handling of sensitive files supplied during audits, spot checks, penalty assessments, and the like.  NERC has assured the industry that the platform will adhere to the NIST 800-171 security control framework; the “gold standard” for dealing with confidential non-classified data transfer, review, and retention.

A $4.5 million budget for the ERO Secure Evidence Locker project was approved by NERC’s Board of Trustees at their May 14 meeting.  If the dollars are approved by FERC, the initial platform is expected to be piloted in MRO and TexasRE towards the end of 2020.