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Title: The effect of the NERC CIP standards on the reliability of the North American Bulk Electric System

Considerable money and effort has been expended by generation, transmission, and distribution entities in North America to implement the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards for the bulk electric system. Assumptions have been made that as a result of the implementation of the standards, the grid is more cyber secure than it was pre-NERC CIP, but are there data supporting these claims, or only speculation? Has the implementation of the standards had an effect on the grid? Furthermore, developing a research study to address these and other questions provided surprising results.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-15-36329
Journal ID: ISSN 9999-0007
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The ICER Chronicle
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Edition 5; Journal ID: ISSN 9999-0007
Publisher:
International Confederation of Energy Regulators
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; bulk electric system; electricity industry; NERC CIP; regulatory; standards
OSTI Identifier:
1357442