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NERC Updates May Force Utility Companies into Better Cybersecurity
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3/24/2020 | 12:28:27 PM
A Bit Confusing, Indeed...
I spent some time this morning reviewing the referenced standards. They seem to be much too prescriptive, and much of the work done reinvents the wheel (discussing firewall best practices, training standards, etc.). The focus should be on the unique aspects of the sector which make cyber challenging, not 58 pages on cybersecurity controls (while incident response only gets 25). I agree this sector warrants high attention but disagree with thier approach so far...

Secondly, this industry reminds me of the healthcare sector 10 years ago...who is supposed to be helping these entites interpret and implement this guidance? Expertise is limited - greenfield for new jobs (and consulting contracts)?


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