What is the NERC CIP ?
The National Electrical Reliability Council (NERC) was formed in 1968 as a voluntary organization by the electric utility industry to promote the reliability and adequacy of bulk power transmission in the electric utility systems of North America.
In 2008 NERC developed Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards compliance frameworks to mitigate cybersecurity attacks on the bulk electric system. While initially, these standards were not required, they have become an industry norm.
NERC CIP frameworks are comprised of 11 control families, with another 5 subject to enforcement in the future. These are mandated for energy and utility companies operating within the bulk electric system to protect critical cyber assets and minimize risk.
This solution will facilitate the implementation of NERC CIP.