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Aug 9 2012   12:55AM GMT

NERC CIP standards protect North America’s bulk electric system

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Though nominally directed at “critical infrastructure,” the NERC CIP is all about management of cyber assets (IT infrastructure) — the systems that support the operation of the bulk electric system.”Scot Petersen

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is NERC CIP. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection plan is a set of 9 standards and 45 requirements designed to secure the assets required for operating North America’s bulk electric system.

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