U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Comments on Cyber Security Incident Reporting Reliability Standards

Comments on Cyber Security Incident Reporting Reliability Standards

Dear Secretary Bose

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) request for comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking Cyber Security Incident Reporting Reliability Standards.

The Chamber respects FERC’s interest in obtaining an accurate picture of cyber risks that could impact the reliable operation of the bulk electric system (BES). North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) entities also need quality, timely cyber threat data, some of which are only obtainable from governmental sources. Our organization strongly supports voluntary, protected cybersecurity information-sharing programs. It believes that FERC should resist calls to direct NERC to modify the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards to compel more reporting by industry.