On April 18, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) requesting comments on proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standard CIP-012-1. As written, CIP-012-1 will require responsible entities to implement controls to protect communication links and data transmissions in an effort to mitigate cybersecurity risks to communications between bulk electric system Control Centers. The FERC confirmed its general support of the adoption of CIP-012-1 in its NOPR and invites stakeholders to submit comments on the NOPR regarding CIP-012-1 by June 24, 2019.

To read more on proposed CIP Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 and the additional modifications recommended by FERC, click here.