NERC releases draft cyber standards for electric grid supply-chain

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Grid regulators released for comment draft cybersecurity risk-management standards for contractors who supply services and products to electric utilities.

“’The project will address directives from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order No. 829, to develop a new or modified standard to address ‘supply chain risk management for industrial control system hardware, software, and computing and networking services associated with bulk electric system operations,’” according to a Feb. 3 statement by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, which regulates the reliability…

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