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Question

How can you map NIST NVA systems/components to NERC levels, and how can you relate NIST risk to risk of the BES?

Producer's Note: This question was posed during the recent Energy Central PowerSession: 'Cybersecurity on the U.S. Power Grid: Software Supply Chain Risks and Mitigations for NERC CIP-010-3,' with keynote speaker Richard Brooks. The PowerSession was so lively and packed with great information that Richard was not able to address all questions live, so we thought we would bring the question to the community so he could answer in writing, as well as provide an opportunity for the community to keep the conversation going with followup questions, comments, and discussion by anyone who was or wasn't able to attend the PowerSession live. 

In case you missed the live event, a recording of the PowerSession can be accessed here.

More Q&A responses from Richard that came after the PowerSession ended can be found here

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Answers

NERC and NIST recently published a mapping between the two domains that you should find useful in answering this question. I published an article on Energy Central which you may find useful: https://energycentral.com/c/ec/mapping-nerc-cip-standards-nist-cybersecurity-framework-csf-v11

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