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New TAG Poster Maps v.3 to v.5; SANS Top 20 Critical Controls and NIST SP 800 Pubs

The Anfield Group’s very poplar mappings of NERC CIP Version 3 to Version 5 and the SANS Top 20 Critical Controls have been updated into a new poster that maps NERC CIP Version 3 to Version 5, The SANS Top 20 Critical Controls, and the NIST SP 800 series publications. The idea has always been ...

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Austin Summit to Focus on Protecting National Power Grid From Cyber and Physical Attacks

AUSTIN, TX (June 15, 2015) – On August 5-6, Austin will host the 4th Annual Technologies for Security and Compliance Summit. Held at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa, the summit provides a unique opportunity to meet the people who provide the expertise and tools needed to protect the North Amer...

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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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