The idea of critical infrastructure protection has evolved over the years. Some of this history has been documented, but there is not a specific history for the electric grid or for industrial control systems and cybersecurity. As part of our work assessing the impact of the NERC CIP standards, Rebecca Slayton and I have been developing a history of cybersecurity protection for the electric grid. I discussed some of our work in an interactive presentation at the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group 2016 fall meeting.
You can access our presentation here: 2016-09-15-icsjwg-NERC-CIP-learning-from-history