Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at NERC’s Physical Security Implementation program – an initiative intended to help Transmission Owners and Operators comply with standard CIP-014-1, “Physical Security”, before it takes effect in October. NERC has introduced an implementation website that includes resource materials, guidance documents, and links to other web pages related to the project.

Guidance for CIP-014-1 R4 and R5 – threat assessments and security plans – will be posted in April. By July, the ERO will initiate a program for approved 3rd party reviewers, an option for TOs who do not have a preferred security expert in mind.