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July 15, 2024

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NERC Sends Virtualization Standards to FERC
The 11 new standards are intended to allow for safe adoption of new technologies on the electric grid.
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ERO Comments on CISA Reporting Proposal
Comments on CISA's cyber incident reporting proposal focused on its overlap with the CIP standards' reporting requirements, with some also calling the proposal too broad.
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NERC Submits INSM Standard for FERC Approval
NERC submitted to FERC its proposed cybersecurity reliability standard requiring utilities to implement internal network security monitoring software on select grid cyber systems.
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FERC Accepts NERC’s New Cybersecurity Standard
FERC approved a new reliability standard aimed at improving the security of communications between control centers.
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NERC Standards Committee Moves Forward on IBR Projects
Inverter-based resources took the focus at the monthly meeting of NERC's Standards Committee.
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Christie, Clements Praise NERC’s Honesty at Board Meeting
FERC commissioners urged NERC to continue its outreach efforts at a meeting that also saw the ERO's Board of Trustees approve several new CIP standards.
Texas RE
Texas RE Auditors Push Preparedness for Security Walkthroughs
Compliance auditors at the Texas Reliability Entity urged utilities  to think of them not as antagonists looking to get them in trouble, but as allies in the mission of maintaining grid reliability. 
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Industry Approves NERC’s Cyber Monitoring Standards
NERC's proposed internal network security monitoring standard is on track for submission to FERC after an as yet unscheduled final ballot.
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NERC Tries Again with Revised INSM Standard
NERC is taking comments through April 17 on the latest revision to its proposed internal network security monitoring standard.
Senate ENR Committee
Senate Energy Subcommittee Examines Cybersecurity Shortfalls at Dams
Most of the U.S.’ dams lack adequate cybersecurity protections, and FERC’s resources are too limited to develop them, senators heard in committee.

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