State commissions can select from a toolkit of regulatory approaches to promote desired utility cybersecurity behavior. One approach is to allow the industry to selfregulate, and another approach...
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.”