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 Security » Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage Over 90% of Office Workers Have Risky Online Habits Editor's Letter ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Security Polycarbonate Sheet Products for High Performance Architectural Glazing Security Internet of Things Presents Unmanageable Security Risks According to Report Security 9 Keys to Building Security Security Secure Your Building With ASIS Risk Assessment Guide HVAC Why Submetering is Crucial for Reducing Energy Consumption & Cost Roofing Protect Your Building with a Roof Warranty Interiors Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose Interiors Five Trends Transforming the Office Space and the Impact on Your Bottom Line Roofing The Keys to Roof Inspections Related Articles How California Plans to Make Geothermal More Economically Feasible How 4 Combined Heat and Power Systems Save Energy for Facilities Scientific Breakthrough Made in Alternative Battery Power Storage Stationary Fuel Cell Market Expected to Reach $16.2 Billion by 2025 Nine Largest Power Plants in the World are Hydroelectric Facilities Sponsored Links Improve building energy efficiency and reduce maintenance expenses with Polyglass’ Kool Roof Solutions, featuring Polyfresko highly reflective cap sheet and several roof coating options.