Narrow in Scope
Casey Herman is U.S. Power and Utilities Leader at PwC. Joe Nocera is Cyber & Privacy Innovation Institute Leader at PwC.
Supply chain cybersecurity hit the front pages when the President signed an executive order on that very issue. That came on the heels of NERC's CIP-013 that had an October deadline, delayed for the pandemic, for the many FERC jurisdictional companies ordered to tighten up their vulnerabilities of many parts that ensure reliable grid operations. It became glaringly apparent that many of those parts are manufactured not in the United States, adding complications, to a difficult to trace supply chain story.
That's why the PUF team reached out to the experts. Here, we gratefully converse with PwC's Casey Herman, U.S. Power and Utilities Leader, and Joe Nocera, Cyber & Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, who decipher for all of us, what this means.
It is important that the nation's grid stay cyber-secured. Fortunately for all of us, we can breathe easier knowing that with Casey Herman and Joe Nocera keeping an eye on the situation, our lights will stay on.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What's this executive order about? What's the motivation behind that?
Joe Nocera: The executive order is the most recent step in the amount of focus and attention that the topic of cybersecurity has been getting in this industry for a number of years.