ISO New England’s Vice President of Information and Cyber Security Services has been named to a new advisory board of the Energy Sector Security Consortium, Inc. (EnergySec). Jamshid Afnan joins over 20 other senior energy-sector technology and security experts who will advise EnergySec leadership on key security issues affecting energy organizations and help set priorities for programs that enhance the cybersecurity resiliency of these organizations. EnergySec is a United States non-profit corporation formed to support energy sector organizations with the security of their critical technology infrastructures. Read their press release.
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ISO-NE contributes to standards-development process
On February 12, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final version of its voluntary cybersecurity standards, the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. ISO New England, in collaboration with the ISO/RTO Council, was an active participant in the year-long process of standards creation.
ISO New England recently hosted a meeting of New England state utility commissioners and staff to continue an ongoing dialogue on the importance of electric grid cybersecurity. All six state commissions were represented as well as the New England States Committee on Electricity.