Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at the initial draft of CIP-005-7 which incorporates an innovative strategy for developing new cyber security requirements related to virtualization technologies.  The drafting team proposes modifications that will no longer lock in an old-style cyber security approach that operates at the perimeter of a physical network.

The initial draft of CIP-005-7, the associated virtualization NERC Glossary definitions and other supporting materials have been posted on the NERC web site for a 30-day review period.  Comments must be returned to the Drafting Team by September 11, 2019.