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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a request to push the date for implementing the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) version 5 Reliability Standards from April 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016. The new deadline applies to entities with High and Medium Impact Bulk Electric System (BES) Cyber Systems.
The request was made by the Edison Electric Institute, the American Public Power Association, Electricity Consumers Resource Council, Electric Power Supply Association, Large Public Power Council, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Transmission Access Policy Study Group (Trade Associations) on February 4, 2016. They filed a motion requesting that the Commission grant an extension of time to defer the implementation of the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) version 5 Reliability Standards to align with the effective date for the revised CIP Reliability Standards approved in Order No. 822. To learn more about FERC’s decision, please click here.
Utilities are encouraged to take advantage of this extension and deploy FoxGuard’s cyber vulnerability assessments and patch management solutions to mitigate security gaps in their systems and meet NERC CIP V5 compliance requirements.
If you would like our security experts to help you become NERC CIP compliant, then share your contact details and a brief summary of your challenges.