The Reliable Wire, Vol 4, Issue 1, Jan 2016

FERC Approves CIP V5 Revisions FERC issued Order 822 which approved the revisions to V5 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards originally approved on November 22, 2013 in Order 791. FERC approved the CIP V5 revisions submitted by NERC on February 17, 2015

(1) eliminating the “identify, assess, and correct” language in 17 of the CIP version 5 Standard requirements;
(2) providing enhanced security controls for Low Impact assets;
(3) providing controls to address the risks posed by transient electronic devices (e.g., thumb drives and laptop computers) used at high and medium impact BES Cyber Systems; and
(4) addressing, in an equally effective and efficient manner, the need for a NERC Glossary definition for the term “communication networks.”

[+] The Reliable Wire, Vol 4, Issue 1, Jan 2016