In July 2015, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) proposed changes to seven CIP standards. These changes were officially approved on January 21, 2016.

The Commission stated the changes are “designed to mitigate cybersecurity risks to bulk electric system facilities, systems, and equipment, which, if destroyed, degraded, or otherwise rendered unavailable as a result of a cyber security incident, would affect the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System.”

Read more about these upcoming changes here.