Public-Private Sector Collaboration Produces Guidance to Help Electric Utilities
Better Understand and Assess Cybersecurity Risk
WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, has released a draft of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for public comment. The RMP Guideline was drafted by a joint public-private sector team that also included representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, and utilities. The initiative to develop the RMP Guideline is led by the Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.