Blog: CIP Version 3 Audits Need More Version 5 (and did I mention NIST?)

Press Release: ERCOT VP Joins The Anfield Group

Press Release: New TAG White Paper Lists Top 10 NERC CIP-5 Challenges and Offers Solutions

Press Release: Expertise Needed to Ensure Physical Security of Nation’s Electric Grid

FERC Technical Conference on CIPv5 Testimonies from TAG

Don’t Tread on Me and Other CIP Version 5 Cautionary Notes

Quick Overview of FERC’s CIP Version 5 Final Rule

CIP Version 5 – Final Ruling Initial Thoughts

The Anfield Group Comments on Tripwire NERC CIP Compliance Survey Results

Know Your Weakness – Implementing an Effective Vulnerability Management Program

Blog: CIP Version 3 Audits Need More Version 5 (and did I mention NIST?)

  Now that we’re into the final rounds of the Regional Entities’ 2015 season of NERC CIP Version 3 audits, some common elements have become evident. First, the audits are a little more “softball” than in the past. Basically, they look at the past 6-12 months of a utility’s performance...

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Press Release: ERCOT VP Joins The Anfield Group

          AUSTIN, TX (April 9) – Kenneth McIntyre has resigned his position as Vice President for Grid Planning and Operations at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to become the Executive Vice President of The Anfield Group, one of the nation’s leading grid reliability and cybersecu...

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Press Release: New TAG White Paper Lists Top 10 NERC CIP-5 Challenges and Offers Solutions

AUSTIN, TX (Nov. 4) — A free white paper prepared by The Anfield Group provides the electric utility industry with a detailed look at the Top 10 challenges to be overcome to ensure compliance with new mandatory cyber security standards. The new standards, issued by the North American Electric ...

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Press Release: Expertise Needed to Ensure Physical Security of Nation’s Electric Grid

Proposed guidelines submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) will result in increased efforts to protect the nation’s electrical grid from physical attacks, according to The Anfield Group, an Austin-based consultancy speci...

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FERC Technical Conference on CIPv5 Testimonies from TAG

The Anfield Group was well represented at the recent FERC Technical Conference on CIP Version 5. Patrick Miller and Steve Parker [participating as EnergySec] participated on panels at this important conference and gave their testimonies to the commissioners on April 29th, 2014. To read all the testi...

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Don’t Tread on Me and Other CIP Version 5 Cautionary Notes

{from original post from the new Google+ NERC CIP Compliance Community} As many know, CIP Version 5 is upon us with the promise of even more changes (CIPv6) possibly coming sooner than we are ready. Change almost always means “work” and we, as human beings, dislike change (generally spea...

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Quick Overview of FERC’s CIP Version 5 Final Rule

As a quick follow-up to my post yesterday, here are some key snippets from the final rule that were posted this morning here – http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20131122-3003 The following are just a few of the nuggets I have pulled from the 150-page document (a few po...

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CIP Version 5 – Final Ruling Initial Thoughts

I have to admit. It was a bit like Christmas to me as I waited for the FERC final ruling on CIP Version 5. On November 21 at 10am eastern time, I listened intently to every single word the commissioners said and boy, was I disappointed. The announcement was akin to receiving a pair of […] ...

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The Anfield Group Comments on Tripwire NERC CIP Compliance Survey Results

“Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced the results of a survey on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance. The online survey was conducted from Jul...

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Know Your Weakness – Implementing an Effective Vulnerability Management Program

You’ve got 100 different platforms in your organization. How do you know which ones are at greatest risk? If someone were able to get a foothold on your network, could they walk out with the crown jewels? You are only as strong as the weakest link in your chain. Do you know where that is? [&hellip...

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