Electric grid regulator creates cybersecurity office

“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) established a division to mitigate cyber threats on the electric grid Thursday, but noted it still lacks many of the enforcement capabilities it needs from Congress.

The office will let FERC set best practices and communicate with private-sector firms about cyber vulnerabilities through ‘existing statutory authority,’ the regulator said in a Thursday statement. Joseph McClelland will leave his post as director of electric reliability to head the new division.”

Source: Electric grid regulator creates cybersecurity office – The Hill’s E2-Wire

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