NERC’s reliability oversight is bogged down on two fronts—standard-setting and compliance oversight. Progress depends on improving unwieldy process.
Waiting on NERC: What's Next for Cyber-Security?
As NERC’s CIP standards advance, utilities move ahead, haltingly, with implementation.
“whether the threat is internal or external, caused by Mother Nature or terrorists, or all of the above, it’s a full dimensional threat,” Johnson says.