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Practical tips for compliance with the evolving CIP Reliability Standards

Reed Smith LLP



Title: Practical tips for compliance with the evolving CIP Reliability Standards

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour



The updated requirements issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for electric industry participants under the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards are intended to improve the electric industry’s cybersecurity posture by addressing certain cybersecurity risks associated with the supply chain. 

Please join the Reed Smith IP, Tech & Data Group for a CLE webinar providing practical tips for electric industry participants in taking a proactive approach to ensure their current software, systems, policies, and procedures are consistent with these new requirements. The program will touch on issues, including:

  • Overview of the NERC CIP Reliability standards, including recent and upcoming changes
  • Analysis of the roles of the FERC and NERC and their regulatory powers over the North American bulk power system
  • Discussion on the implications of the changes to the CIP Reliability Standards 
  • Lessons that can be learned from NERC’s enforcement actions

This program is presumptively approved for 1.0 general CLE credit in California, Illinois,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. For lawyers licensed in New York, this course is eligible for 1.0 credit under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy. Please allow four weeks after the program to receive a certificate of attendance.


Speakers: Bart W. Huffman Regina Y. Speed-Bost Wendell J. Bartnick




16 April 2019