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FERC Seeks to Boost Power Grid Cyber Security Standards

Jan. 20, 2022, 5:45 PM

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of proposed increase in internal network security monitoring for high- and medium-impact bulk power systems to protect against cyberattacks, according to a statement Thursday.

  • FERC is proposing to direct North American Electric Reliability Corp. to develop or modify standards to address current cybersecurity gaps
  • 2020 SolarWinds attack showed how a hacker can bypass existing defenses and make internal networks vulnerable
  • There is a 60-day comment period for this proposed rule
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