Five Lessons Learned from the Reliability Compliance Front


With the recent reports on the Stuxnet computer worm and the threat it may pose to the nation’s electric power grid, the impact of WikiLeaks on our national security, and increasing regulatory focus on the development of “smart grid” infrastructure and policies, cybersecurity continues to receive an unprecedented level of attention. The energy industry is particularly affected because of the potential impacts on both cybersecurity and the physical reliability of the power grid. At TechAmerica’s Cybersecurity Forum last week in Florida on “Understanding, Managing and Mitigating Risk Across the Enterprise,” Dan Frank, a partner in Sutherland’s Energy Regulatory and Compliance Practice, spoke on cybersecurity matters on a panel specifically addressing the energy industry. In his prepared remarks, he identified “Five Lessons Learned from the Reliability Compliance Front” to provide guidance to organizations grappling with cybersecurity compliance issues, in both the energy sector and other affected industries.

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