Gov’t, Military & Municipal

NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Electronic Access Controls, Proposed Modifications

by Michael C. Johnson July 22, 2016

As noted in my previous post on the Electronic Access Control, I indicated that the Standard Drafting Team (SDT) charged with working on the FERC-ordered Low Impact External Routable Connectivity (LERC) modifications was in the process of completing its initial revisions to be submitted for industry comment and balloting. This update summarizes the most important […]

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NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Physical Security Controls

by Michael C. Johnson July 14, 2016

In this seventh blog installment on NERC CIP Low Impact BES Cyber Systems (BCS) requirements, I’ll cover the physical security controls necessary for successfully implementing these BCS requirements. What’s Covered CIP-003-6, Requirement R2, Attachment 1, Section 2 — indicates that physical security must be applied to the BCS requirements and any Low Impact BCS Electronic […]

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NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Electronic Access Controls

by Michael C. Johnson July 7, 2016

In this sixth blog installment on successfully implementing the NERC CIP Low Impact BES Cyber Systems (BCS) requirements, I’ll cover the requirements for electronic access controls. What’s Required CIP-003-6, Requirement R2, Attachment 1, Section 2 — the Electronic Access Controls section of the CIP requirements — indicates that a facility, or BES asset, with Low […]

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FAA Clarifies UAV Rule, Paves Way for Larger Fields of Operation

by Steve Santovasi June 29, 2016

In recent years, the engineering and construction industries has started to see progress on the expanded use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial applications. On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved expanded regulations on permissible UAV altitudes to include objects higher than 400 feet, as long as the operator remains within 400 […]

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NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Inventory or Not?

by Michael C. Johnson June 16, 2016

In this fourth blog installment on implementing NERC CIP Low Impact BES Cyber Systems (BCS) requirements, I’ll dive into the prerequisite Standard CIP-002-5.1 for determining if Low Impact BCS are present at a Bulk Energy System (BES) facility and if an inventory should be created. No List Required? CIP-002-5.1 Requirement R1, Part 1.3 and CIP-003-6 […]

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NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements — Policy, Plans, Processes, Procedures

by Michael C. Johnson June 8, 2016

In this third installment on successfully implementing the NERC CIP Low Impact BES Cyber Systems (BCS) requirements, I’ll cover the different administrative parts of the Standards: policies, plans, processes and procedures. Policy, Plans, Process and Procedures Definitions used by the Regional Entities for Policy, Plan, Process, and Procedure are included in Section 6, titled “Background,” […]

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