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Spotlight on the Updates to the Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) White Papers

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s proposed updates to three technical documents providing the criteria for identifying transformers that may be damaged by GMD. The modifications center on a table that provides the temperatures of transformer hot spots induced by GMD as peak amplitude varies The updates to the Geomagnetic Disturbance White Papers are posted on the NERC website for a 30-day review. Clients have until June 13, 2016 to return their comments to the project team. Price:...

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Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Information Protection

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

This LiveWire Spotlight is the last in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s topic is the identification and handling of information that could be used to gain unauthorized access or pose a security threat to a BES Cyber System. All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial evidence of compliance...

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Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Configuration Change Management

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

The attached LiveWire Spotlight is the latest in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s topic is the configuration change management and vulnerability assessments of BES Cyber System OS, applications, logical ports, and patches All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial evidence of compliance available...

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Spotlight on NERC’s Cost Effectiveness Pilot

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

The attached LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s Cost Effectiveness Pilot held in regard to Project 2015-10 Single Points of Failure (TPL-001). The exercise is intended to to test a process that will help regulators and industry to contrast the costs of implementing modifications to TPL-001-4 against their benefits. The initial draft of NERC’s Cost Effectiveness Pilot has been posted on the project website for a 30-day review period. Clients have until May 26, 2016 to return comments back to the drafting team. Price:...

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Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

The attached LiveWire Spotlight is the latest in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s topic is recovery planning for BES Cyber Systems, and their associated Electronic/Physical Access Control Systems (EACMS and PACS). All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial evidence of compliance available for...

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Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Incident Reporting and Response Planning

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

The attached LiveWire Spotlight is the latest in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s topic is CIP-008-5 – which assures that Responsible Entities detect, classify, respond to, and report Cyber Security Incidents. All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial evidence of compliance available for...

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LiveWire Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Systems Security Management

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

The attached LiveWire Spotlight is the latest in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s topic is the security management of BES Cyber System ports, patches, passwords, malicious code detection, and security event logging. All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial evidence of compliance available...

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Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Physical Security of BES Cyber Systems

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is the latest in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s topic is the physical security of BES Cyber Systems – including physical security plans, visitor control programs, and physical access controls. All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial evidence of compliance...

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Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Electronic Security Perimeters

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is the latest in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s topic is Electronic Security Perimeters (ESPs) – logical borders that enclose groups of BES Cyber Systems accessible through routable protocols. All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial evidence of compliance...

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Spotlight on CIP v6 Transition Considerations – Personnel and Training Requirements

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in All Products, Articles, Spotlight Articles | 0 comments

Today’s LiveWire Spotlight is third in a series of articles concerning the implementation of the Critical Infrastructure (CIP) Version 6 standards applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems. Today’s focus is on personnel and training requirements which are mostly unchanged from CIP Version 3, but have important nuances affecting a NERC-compliant cyber security program. All CIP Version 6 requirements applicable to High-Impact and Medium-Impact BES Cyber Systems take effect on July 1. Clients must have their initial...

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