NERC CIP

NERC CIP Compliance

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection or simply NERC CIP are security requirements to regulate, monitor, secure and manage North America’s Bulk Electric System (BES). At its core, the NERC CIP standards provide a comprehensive set of controls to secure the functioning of critical power infrastructure by securing critical assets. NERC CIP is applicable to power plants, transmission infrastructure, and control centers. These standards are a response to the growing threats to power infrastructure from sophisticated actors, hacktivists and other sources that could disrupt the sector and impact the economies of the countries involved as well.

Key Requirements:

CIP-002-1: Critical Cyber Asset Identification.

CIP-003-1: Security Management Controls.

CIP-005-1: Electronic Security Perimeters.

CIP-007-1: Systems Security Management.

CIP-008-1: Incident Reporting and Response Planning.

CIP-009-1: Recovery Plans for Critical Cyber Assets.

Key Requirements:

CIP-002-1: Critical Cyber Asset Identification.

CIP-003-1: Security Management Controls.

CIP-005-1: Electronic Security Perimeters.

CIP-007-1: Systems Security Management.

CIP-008-1: Incident Reporting and Response Planning.

CIP-009-1: Recovery Plans for Critical Cyber Assets.

Challenges

How can Sectrio help?

Sectrio’s NERC CIP Compliance Services offer a robust path for securing the bulk electric system’s critical cyber assets. The service covers identifying and securing critical and non-critical assets, specifying governance principles and training regimens for employees, incident response planning, cyber resilience and recovery and a layered, zero trust-based defense-in-depth approach that promotes resilience, and reliability across the infrastructure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

NERC CIP Standards are cybersecurity regulations mandating protection for critical assets in North America's Bulk Electric System (BES), including OT and IoT. Learn more.
NERC CIP Standards require North American electric utilities, encompassing OT and IoT systems, to implement cybersecurity measures ensuring reliable BES operation. Learn more
While designed for North America, utility organizations worldwide may choose to adopt similar cybersecurity practices, including OT and IoT, based on regional regulations. Learn more

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