FERC: Tighter standards needed to guard against utility cyberattacks RSS Feed

Peter Key | Jul 26, 2015

Cyber-intruders have more ways than ever to hack into the computer networks that control the North American power grid, so the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is pushing for tighter security standards to help keep them out.

It won’t be an easy job, especially because FERC wants companies that serve the utility industry to do more.

Specifically, FERC wants the North American Electric Reliability Corp. – the nonprofit that oversees the interconnected power systems of the U.S., Canada and part of Mexico – to develop security standards governing the supply chains of organizations involved in managing and working on the grid.

Read the full article at EnergyBiz.