LPPC members view cyber security as an important electric power industry issue, due to its critical role in bulk power system reliability.
Principle: PRESERVE RELIABILITY
Maintenance of a Reliable Electric Grid Must Be a Key Consideration in Establishing New Federal Policy
A reliable electric grid is essential for economic growth in our communities. A "reliability impact assessment" should be conducted prior to the adoption of any significant federal rule affecting the electricity sector, to ensure that new regulations do not inadvertently undermine electric reliability.
Principle: ENHANCE GRID RESILIENCE
The Electric Industry and Government Should Continue Partnering to Enhance the Resilience of the Electric Grid
Resilience refers to the ability of the electric grid to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from system disruptions, whether resulting from a deliberate attack, an accident, or an act of nature. The electric industry, government and academia should continue to work together to enhance the resilience of the nation’s electric grid in face of evolving threats, building upon the existing regulatory framework.
Principle: ENHANCE CYBER AND PHYSICAL SECURITY
Policy Should Enhance a Resilient Security Posture Based on a Risk-Based Security Framework
To protect against cyber and physical security threats, and enable effective response to, and recovery from, any incidents that might affect the reliable operation of the grid, government policy should focus on implementation of a risk-based security framework, building upon existing regulations and voluntary programs. Such a risk-based framework should be adaptable to changing threats and technologies, recognize existing regulatory requirements, encourage best-practice sharing among utilities, and promote information sharing and collaboration between industry and government.
LPC Joins Industry Letter to Honorable Richard Burr, Honorable Michael McCaul, Honorable Devin Nunes, Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Honorable Bennie Thompson, and Honorable Adam Schiff Concerning Section 407 of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Act (November 12, 2015)