Electric distribution systems carrying energy to end consumers are vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a new report says these risks are “not fully” addressed. | Government Accountability OfficeRead More
The limits of grid exercises and simulation tools and the need to prepare for a successful cyber attack were recurrent themes as the National Academies’ held a daylong conference on grid security. | © ERO InsiderRead More
NERC’s trustees accepted the EMP Task Force’s report but pointedly did not endorse the panel’s suggestions, saying it will consider them after reviewing stakeholders’ comments. | © ERO InsiderRead More
The electric grid cannot be protected against EMPs without guaranteed cost recovery and more access to classified information, NERC’s EMP Task Force concluded. | Department of DefenseRead More
EPRI’s report on EMPs underestimated the risks the grid faces and should not be used as the basis for mitigation, according to a critique by a little-known group with ties to Maxwell Air Force Base. | Electromagnetic Defense Task Force, Metatech Corp.Read More
President Trump’s executive order calling for actions to protect the grid from EMPs has “troublesome” timing requirements, a DHS official told a NERC task force at its first public meeting. | Department of Homeland SecurityRead More
Canadian Electricity Association CEO Sergio Marchi complained to the NERC Board of Trustees that he and other Canadian stakeholders have been excluded from DHS cybersecurity briefings. | © RTO InsiderRead More
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