Utilities to FERC: Take your security measures and shove itThat's not very nice, is it? I think they toned it down with a later change, but this headline was what was in my inbox in this morning's SmartGridNews.com newsletter. The subject is a recent report published by the House of Representatives that's highly critical of electric utilities behavior to date re: grid cybersecurity.
Moving on! The Wall Street Journal's Rachel King did a fine write-up of recent testimony from the CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA), Dave McCurdy. King began by noting that:
The oil and gas sector faces many of the same cyber security challenges as the electric industry. Yet, there’s one major difference between the industries, both of which need to secure software-based industrial control systems from intruders. There are no regulations governing cyber security among the oil and gas companies.