The act of complying with Regulations, Standards and Frameworks is becoming essential business practice. The IDL Compliance Program identifies the compliance issues that are generating compulsory and compelling IT investment across a variety of industry sectors. The menu below indicates the current location and industry sector issues. Use this menu to select a different location or industry sector.
|Issue Brief||New Policy Driver||IT Investment Implications||Compliance Timetable|
|Security Standards for Electric Market Participants||Security standards to reduce electric grid vulnerability in the US Electric market. The new standards primarily focus on electronic systems and comprise of nine sections, including; governance, security scope, systems management, access control and incident response.||Hardware and Software
Expected to adopt ISO standards based approach to IT infrastructure for operational reliability.
|Standard Market Design & Structure||Mandates the creation of regional transmission organizations (RTOs). RTOs are to guard against ‘blackouts by coordinating the efforts of independent electricity generators.’||Coordination between independent organizations will drive networking with associated security, demand prediction and billing applications.||Operational
Functional and IT investment for reduced cost and risk.