Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a newly released CMEP Practice Guide which outlines the actions expected of Compliance Enforcement Authorities (CEAs) to assure uniformity in their evaluations of the physical security risk assessments required of Transmission Owners in CIP-014-2 R1.  A big part of the discussion centers on common reliability gaps cited by NERC auditors related to the identification of the high-value Transmission Facility targets requiring a physical risk study

On 1/13/22, the CMEP Practice Guide for physical security risk assessments “took effect” in North America.  Clients should use the guidance to verify that they are accurately classifying the high-value Transmission Facilities that must be expressly protected from attacks.