OverviewThe Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) was formed to help NERC advance the physical security and cybersecurity of the critical electricity infrastructure of North America. The committee consists of both NERC-appointed regional representatives and technical subject matter experts. CIPC coordinates NERC’s security initiatives and serves as an expert advisory panel to the NERC Board of Trustees, standing committees in the areas of physical security and cybersecurity, and the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC). CIPC is responsible for:
Activities CIPC plays an active role in the development of CIP standards. CIPC works closely with NERC operating and planning committees to identify needs for new or revised CIP standards and initiates standards actions by submitting standards authorization requests. The committee also reviews draft CIP standards authorization requests and standards and provides comments. CIPC provides expert resources in technical subject matter to support the development of CIP standards and serves as a forum for education, sharing of views, and informed debate of CIP standards. CIPC uses the knowledge gathered in this forum to develop reference documents that inform the electricity subsector about CIP standards and facilitate their implementation. Additionally, CIPC shares knowledge by conducting workshops related to CIP standards and their development.
Impact on the Electricity SubsectorCIPC educates the electricity subsector to maintain physical and cyber infrastructure security by:
CIPC’s membership of regional representatives and subject matter experts work to ensure that CIP functions vital to the industry are fully integrated and coordinated with the U.S. and Canadian governments.
Agendas, Highlights, and Minutes
Joint Operating, Planning, and Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee
Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee Executive Committee (CIPCEC)
Cyber Security Subcommittee (CSS)
Control Systems Security Working Group (CSSWG)
Operating Security Subcommittee (OSS)
Grid Exercise Working Group (GEWG)
Physical Security Subcommittee (PSS)
Security Training Working Group (STWG)
Physical Security Working Group (PSWG)
Security Policy Subcommittee (SPS)
Security Metrics Working Group (SMWG)
Compliance Input Working Group (CIWG)
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