From: E&E News
Blake Sobczak, E&E News reporter
North American grid regulators share the U.S. government’s misgivings about Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, according to a confidential alert sent to the power sector last year.
On Oct. 5, 2017, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. issued a rare “Level 2” cybersecurity recommendation — one of just three such warnings since 2013 — covering power utilities’ potential use of Kaspersky anti-virus software, sources confirmed to E&E News. NERC is responsible for setting and enforcing security rules for the bulk U.S. power grid.