The vulnerability of our national Infrastructure, specifically of the electric power grid, has raised many concerns over the past several years. As a result, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has issued a new physical security standard, CIP-014, to address this issue. The regulation is intended to improve overall resilience of the bulk power system by requiring utility owners / operators to identify their critical assets and take steps to mitigate the risks to those assets.
Procinctu Group is uniquely qualified to address CIP-014 requirements. For nearly ten years, PG has worked with both government and commercial clients to provide physical security surveys and design / implementation services for complex and high-threat sites across the country. Our threat and site vulnerability assessments are conducted by ASIS International board-certified Physical Security ProfessionalsTM (PSP) and Certified Protection ProfessionalsTM (CPP) who possess real-world experience in regulatory compliance and assessing national critical infrastructure.
DOE warns ‘modern life’ threatened by terror, climate threats to electrical grid
The Department of Energy warns in a new report that the aging electric grid, which provides most electricity to the nation, faces threats from terrorism and storms caused by climate change that could knock out Wall Street, hospitals and the Internet if left unfixed.
Read full story – Washington Examiner – April 21, 2015
Stockton Smart Meters Explode After Truck Causes Power Surge
A power surge left thousands without power in Stockton on Monday after smart meters on their homes exploded. The explosions started at around 8:30 a.m. after a truck crashed into a utility pole, causing a surge.
Read full story – CBS13 – March 30, 2015
Bracing For a Big Power Grid Attack
About once every four days, part of the nation’s power grid – a system whose failure could leave millions in the dark – is struck by a cyber or physical attack, a USA TODAY analysis of federal energy records finds…
Read full story – USA Today – March 24, 2015