Introducing SoftSmiths’ Resource center, containing a comprehensive list of industry and assorted other sources of information, aimed at better serving our customers. Please check back frequently as additions will be made.

Industry Organization
Other Helpful Links

Cyber Security

Sarbanes Oxley Act

Industry Organizations


Regional Organizations

CalISO - California Independent System Operator

ECAR - East Central Area Reliability Council

ERCOT - Electric Reliability Council of Texas

FRCC - Florida Reliability Coordinating Council

ISO New England

MAAC - Mid-Atlantic Area Council

MAIN - Mid-America Interconnected Network

MAPP - Mid-Continent Area Power Pool

MISO - Midwest Independent System Operator

MISO - PJM - SPP (Joint Energy Markets Development)

NPCC - Northeast Power Coordinating Council

NRTA - Northwest Regional Transmission Association

NWPPA - Northwest Public Power Association

NYISO - New York Independent System Operator

PJM Interconnection

SERC - Southeastern Electric Reliability Council

SPP - Southwest Power Pool

WECC - Western Electricity Coordinating Council

Western Systems Power Pool

North West Power Pool

Regulatory Organizations

FERC - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

NERC - North American Reliability Council

TSIN - Transmission Systems Information Networks

NAESB - North American Energy Standards Board

Other Organizations

The American Public Power Association

Edison Electric Institute

Energy Information Administration

CCRO - Committee of Chief Risk Officers

FERC Standard of Conduct (SOC)

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regularly conducts random audits of jurisdictional utilities to ensure compliance with Standards of Conduct and OASIS requirements, Codes of Conduct requirements and Open Access Transmission Tariff provisions. Are you prepared?


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Other Helpful Links


Technology Related

Open Source

The Apache Software Foundation


CERT Coordination Center

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Advanced Online Internet Utilities

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Domain Name Registration

Glossary of Internet Terms


WECC RMS Sanctions Calculator

The Weather Channel

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Merriam-Webster OnLine

The Center for Public Integrity

FinanceWise is a dedicated financial search engine indexing only those sites that contain relevant content for the financial markets.

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Cyber Security


The Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office

National Infrastructure Protection Center

Office of Energy Assurance

Edison Electric Institute

Continuity Central

NERC: Security Guidelines for the Electricity Sector

NERC: Critical Infrastructure Protection 

NERC: UAS 1200 

FERC: Standard Market Design and Structure

FERC: Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

Homeland Security & Defense

Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Homeland Security Knowledge Base

National Information Assurance Leadership Conference


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Sarbanes Oxley Act


IT Governance Institute (ITGI)

Security Exchange Commission - Spotlight on Sarbanes-Oxley Rulemaking and Reports

Security Exchange Commission - Division of Corporation Finance: Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 – Frequently Asked Questions

‘‘Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002’’

Computerworld – Sarbanes Oxley Special Pages

CIO – New Rules

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Sarbanes Oxley Summary

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