Who will oversee the industry’s cyber standards? Effective security calls for a single organization to set standards that will protect the smart grid. The industry is struggling to reach consensus...
Cyber Standards: FERC Asserts Its Authority
NERC’s first critical-infrastructure standard is now enforceable. But cyber rules await approval.
entities to be the first line of defense for investigating and enforcing the reliability standards. They are the frontline organizations involved in the investigations and audits. In that sense, they supplement and reinforce the commission’s central and active role in the regulation of the reliability of the bulk-power system.”