Prepare, Protect, Respond
Gladys Dutrieuille is chair of the Pennsylvania PUC.
PUF: Talk about how the NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure works and what it's looking at.
Chair Dutrieuille: It's a committee that developed out of a task force. It started after September eleventh, and then developed not only from physical security, but as we addressed looking at critical infrastructure and how to protect it - it had to include cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has evolved from just attacking one system to get private information to being able to access critical infrastructure through the operating systems and things of that nature.
It was important for NARUC to add cybersecurity to the concerns and information that we needed to provide to individual state Commissions. What we have been doing on the issue of cybersecurity within this committee has been a lot.
You will know that from the different resources that our Staff has been able to provide to state Commissions over the last several years. Recently, NARUC published a Cybersecurity Manual, which is a tool kit to provide information to state Commissions as they're looking to work with their utilities.