From: Utility DIVE
Author Robert Walton
- The Michigan Public Service Commission last week directed its staff to develop new rules focused on annual cybersecurity reporting, detailing utility efforts to guard against hackers that threaten data, finance or grid reliability, the Associated Press reports.
- Chairman Sally Talberg called the issue a “paramount concern,” and said natural gas and electric utilities are facing hacking attempts almost daily.
- Cybersecurity is increasingly an area of concern for utilities, and federal regulators earlier this year directed the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) to improve cybersecurity protocols to guard against hackers.