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NARUC Releases Cybersecurity Primer for Utility Regulators (June 2012)

June 14, 2012 - 4:50pm


The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has released “Cybersecurity for State Regulators,” a primer that explains conceptual cybersecurity basics and points to additional resources that can help regulators develop internal cybersecurity expertise, ask questions of their utilities, engage in partnerships with the public and private sector to develop and implement cost-effective cybersecurity, and begin to explore the integrity of their internal cybersecurity practices. 

The primer was developed by the State Electricity Regulators Capacity Assessment and Training (SERCAT) program and was funded by a $4 million Recovery Act grant awarded to NARUC by the Department of Energy. More than $44 million in Recovery Act funding has been provided to State public utility commissions (PUCs) to hire new staff and retrain existing employees to ensure they have the capacity to quickly and effectively review proposed electricity projects.