July 31, 2012
George Mason University School of Law
The August 2012 issue of The CIP Report highlights the significance of the challenges with securing the smart grid. First, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Development (R&D), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy provides an overview of smart grid security. Then, the findings from the Workshop on Securing the Smart Grid: Best Practices in Supply Chain Security, Integrity, and Resilience, which include best practices in supply chain security and resilience that help to reduce cyber risks, are revealed. Also included are a report from Progress Energy and vignettes from different companies illustrating best practices in supply chain security, resilience, and integrity.