Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a recent Technical Conference assembled by FERC and the DOE to explore the need for further investment in security infrastructure. The goal of the conference was to identify the greatest threats to transmission, generation, and pipeline systems; the most promising mitigation strategies; and government’s role to create incentives for industry to invest in electricity infrastructure security.

Look for FERC to identify the highest cyber and physical security priorities based on the feedback given at the technical conference. This should help industry, the PUCs, and the security agencies align their activities and their budgets accordingly.