California Legislature, SB 17 (Padilla), Ch. 327, Stat. of 2009.
The law required the CPUC to work with stakeholders to determine cybersecurity requirements for utility Smart Grid deployment plans. The deployment plan requirements included cybersecurity and cybersecurity strategy. The deployment plan decision states:
|“||Although the issues of grid security and cyber security could be addressed as part of the strategic planning section, this decision requires that deployment plans include a separate section on the topic of security. The section on security will require the utility to discuss the security needed to ensure the operation of the grid and the security needed to prevent unauthorized access to consumer data.||”|