Published: 14 December 2009
Analyst(s): Doug Simmons, Ken Agress, Kim May, Bob Smock
Industries must address compliance challenges to avoid regulatory, legal, or industry sanctions. The latest compliance standards to come into force in the utility industry are the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP) standards, which focus on protecting critical infrastructure in electrical generation and delivery. Burton Group's systematic and comprehensive approach to defining protection standards can assist enterprises as they develop their compliance models in a systematic and comprehensive fashion that can address both NERC-CIP requirements and future protection needs. Without such an approach, enterprises risk inflexibility and inadequate coverage as their protection requirements change to meet demands.
Summary of Findings
Infrastructure and Architecture to Address NERC
Appendix A: Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards
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