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Having worked with business processes of almost every kind over the last decade it is not surprising to me that compliance processes often miss the mark. While intentions are good, often times process characteristics creep in that actually get in the way of achieving the end goal of compliance. The problem is the approach. Effective […]
Controls are becoming very important to NERC CIP compliance. Yet these are not traditional oversight controls, they are reliability assurance controls. Sounds great, doesn’t it? The only challenge is – what are reliability assurance controls? The best way to understand what reliability assurance controls are is to look at some common threats to reliability assurance. […]
After my last blog on CIP V5 (CIP Version 5 – Are you Ready for CIP? ) I had the opportunity to discuss my observations with James Holler of Abidance Consulting (www.abidanceconsulting.com). In that conversation, we dug into the confusion around Impact ratings in CIP V5, Critical Assets (V3), and BES Cyber Systems / BES […]
NERC CIP Version 5 is now approved by FERC (though modifications are expected based on FERC comments in specific areas). Now is the time to start gearing up for the changes that are coming, and the sooner the better. Once the new version becomes enforceable, Utilities should already have a year’s worth of evidence available […]
CIP Version 5 (CIP V5) will bring a large number of BES Cyber Systems (in version 3, called Critical Assets) under CIP accountability not covered under version 3. This includes many companies that have previously not been required to be CIP compliant. If you are one of those companies, it is time to roll up […]