White Paper Provides Understanding of Physical Security Standards 10/01/2008 | A new white paper on understanding the physical security requirements set forth by the Washington, D.C.-based Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), also in Washington, D.C., has been released. The two organizations govern the nation's energy industry and ensure the reliability of the U.S. and Canadian bulk electric power systems, respectively. In 2007, the FERC granted the NERC the authority to enforce reliability standards on companies and individuals involved in the use, ownership, and/or operation of the North American power grid, and make compliance with those standards mandatory. Several of these standards focus specifically on the security of physical assets and electronic data related to the power grid, as well as to public utility generation and delivery systems. Individuals and organizations responsible for security at facilities that full under FERC and NERC jurisdiction need to understand what the reliability standards are and how they relate to security, and whether their current security initiatives ensure compliance with the standards. The white paper examines the FERC and NERC standards that focus specifically on access control, discuss the risks inherent in traditional security measures designed to protect physical plants and electronic data, and offer special security solutions that help ensure compliance with the reliability standards through access control and tracking. The white paper can be downloaded at http://www.medeco.com/solutions/download/Medeco%20High%20Security%20Locks%20FERC%20NERC%20White%20Paper.pdf. Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Read more on Lighting » Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage Assessing Video Quality Can You Trust Security Applications in the Cloud? ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Security Reducing Facility Costs with Integrated Access Control Solutions Security IoT in Healthcare Facilities: What Could Go Wrong? Security ASIS Developing Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention Security Creative Security Strategies Develop a More Efficient Building Ecosystem Lighting Why the Time is Now for Advanced Lighting Controls Project Management The Key to Project Success: Collaboration Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management Related Articles NEMA Standard Reduces Energy Loss for Power over Ethernet Lighting Systems Bacteria That Can Improve Bio-Based Fuels Top 7 Most Critical Industries in the World How Solar Could Generate Up to 10 TW of Electricity by 2030 MIT Shares Energy Data with New Website Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.