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NERC Submits Informational Filing for CIP Standards Project

On March 19, 2020, in Docket No. RD20-2-000, NERC submitted to FERC an informational compliance filing required by FERC in its February 20, 2020 Order. The filing contains a status update on two currently developing Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards: (1) Project 2016-02 – Modifications to CIP Standards and (2) Project 2019-02 – BES Cyber System Information Access Management. Project 2016-02 focuses on modifications to the CIP Reliability Standards to incorporate applicable protections for virtualized environments. Project 2019-02 proposes to enhance the CIP standards by providing a secure path toward the use of third‐party data storage and analysis systems and by clarifying the protections expected when using cloud computing services. This informational filing provides the current schedule for both projects.

To view NERC’s filing, click here.