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FERC Issues Notice of Oct. 26 Technical Conference Regarding CIP-006-2

On September 26, 2011, in Docket No. RD10-8, FERC issued a Notice of a Technical Conference on CIP-006-2, to take place on October 26, 2011, which will explore the risks of leaving dial-up intelligent electronic devices that are part of the Bulk-Power system and that use non-routable protocols physically unprotected.  FERC  is interested in: (1) information on the number of Bulk-Power System assets that are networked using non-routable protocols; (2) the proportion of those assets that are currently physically unprotected; (3) risks associated with leaving such assets physically unprotected; and (4) methods for mitigating such risks.  FERC states that the conference will also explore monitoring authorized personnel’s physical access both when entering and exiting a controlled access area.  To view the notice, click here.