For electrical utilities that are keen on maintaining strong cyber security standards across their enterprise and substations, NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Compliance would mean necessary cyber resilience. NERC Reliability Standards define the reliability requirements for planning and operating the North American bulk power system and are developed using a results based approach that focuses on performance, risk management, and entity capabilities.
NERC's jurisdiction includes users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system, which serves more than 334 million people. NERC Standards CIP-001 through CIP-011 provide a Cyber Security Framework for the identification and protection of critical Cyber Assets to support reliable operation of the bulk electric system (BES). Listed below are the NERC CIP domains and objectives for infrastructure protection. Compliance to each of the domain will strengthen the security posture.