The NERC CIP-014-2 guidelines were instituted to elevate the security measures for critical transmission stations and substations. Transmission owners are now required to conduct risk assessments for their critical facilities to evaluate potential threats, and implement a security strategy designed to protect their sites from potential attacks.
The Physical Security Coalition (PSC) was formed to help critical infrastructure owners meet these requirements and navigate the NERC CIP-014-2 physical security guidelines. PSC offers operators a custom, turnkey solution designed by leading industry and security experts to develop and/or implement your physical security plan.
PSC is made up of industry leaders, capable of providing unmatched expertise in all areas of NERC CIP-014 physical security reliability standards. Our experience includes compliance and audit work, third-party threat assessment, transmission engineering system analysis, plans for liaising with local/state/federal law enforcement agencies, and development and deployment of the total physical security solution. PSC will identify your specific needs and requirements, and customize a solution to meet the new NERC physical security reliability standards.
Specific Services for NERC CIP-014 Physical Security
- Project Planning
- Project Design
- Permitting and Compliance Guidance
- System Implementation and Construction
Our full-suite of physical security services begins with the security assessment which is conducted by former Navy SEALS and military Special Operations personnel who are specifically trained to find any and all weak links in any defensive system.
To avoid tunnel vision into a particular type of attack, we carefully evaluate all potential risks to develop a 360 degree approach to physical security, contemplating all threats to both structures and equipment. Once we’ve completed the assessment phase, the project team will develop the scope, budget and timeline for implementation based on your schedule. We then oversee the installation of the entire physical security system from beginning to end. The work is completed by an integrated project team experienced in utility-hardening and security systems.
Physical Security Coalition Team
ONTRAXSYS, a Veteran Affairs Certified Service Disabled Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), provides physical site security solutions for large scale industrial sites, developing and rapidly deploying custom technology based systems.
As a leading civil contractor in the repair and expansion of America’s aging power infrastructure, Granite specializes in “anchor bolts down” civil construction for power generation, transmission, and distribution projects.