As the electric grid becomes increasingly digital, the need for robust cybersecurity protocols is more important than ever. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance standards were established to maintain the reliability and security of the bulk power system.
Utilities are required to have CIP compliance programs in place that addresses all NERC CIP standards.
Non-compliance with NERC standards may put the grid at risk and have significant impacts on companies through monetary fines, penalties, and reputational harm.
Our experience has shown that leading practice NERC CIP compliance programs have:
By taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity, utilities can not only meet their compliance obligations but also strengthen the overall security posture for their bulk electric system.
At ScottMadden, we have supported transmission, generation, and IT groups to build, deploy, educate, monitor, and validate their NERC compliance programs. We have deep knowledge of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Operations & Planning (O&P) Order 693 standards. We bring more than 35 years of experience working with utilities across North America, and we can help you address the challenges of NERC compliance and create a successful and cost-effective compliance program.
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