Today’s LiveWire Spotlight assesses NERC’s first proposal at new CIP requirements specifying the allowable architectures and security risks of virtualization technologies. They apply to services which perform remote Operating System, network, server, and storage functions in lieu of local physical machines

The informal drafts of four CIP virtualization standards, the associated definitions, and their supporting materials have been posted on the NERC website for a 45-day review period. Comments must be returned to the Drafting Team by December 18, 2018.