Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Protecting Critical Infrastructure: A Guide to Critical Infrastructure Protection Based on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards – Now Available!

This book presents the approach to critical infrastructure protection taken by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s CIP Standards. These standards apply to the electric industry, and serve to protect our bulk electric grid from compromise or disruption. Karl Perman and Terry Schurter have teamed-up to use their experience consulting with, and designing software solutions for, regulated entities in the electric utility industry. Each standard discussion includes an overview of the security-related purpose of the standard followed by the controls needed to satisfy it. A matrix outlining the artifacts commonly produced from a compliant program, and the types of technology enablers frequently used to manage them, is included for each Standard, Requirement, and Sub-Requirement. If you want to know more about NERC CIP, about critical infrastructure protection for any industry, or just want to hone your existing CIP skills, this book is for you.


A must read for anyone with critical infrastructure protection compliance responsibilities. Karl and Terry breakdown the complex NERC CIP requirements into an understandable framework for all levels of utility compliance expertise. If you need to a crash course in NERC CIP compliance, this is it.
Brian Proctor
Utility Cyber Security Expert

Too many of us have been affected by security breaches in our retail, healthcare and financial institutions. But have you thought about power, water, or public transportation? It is vital that our critical infrastructures are protected from both physical and cyber threats. This book provides an excellent path for using a set of current standards (North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards) to inform the security and protection of other critical infrastructures.
Kirsten E. Hoyt, Ed.D.
Academic Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology

This book provides an excellent introduction to critical infrastructure protection requirements in the electric utility industry. Highly recommended to anyone new to the market or in need of a refresher.
Michael Trautman VP & CTO
FoxGuard Solutions

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