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 Email Share Share Other Open Social Related Coverage 14 Cyber Threats to Watch For in 2017 Hotel Security: What Can Be Done to Prevent Mass Shootings? The Keys to Implementing an Effective Surveillance System Related Articles Security Polycarbonate Sheet Products for High Performance Architectural Glazing Security Assessing Video Quality Security Secure Your Building With ASIS Risk Assessment Guide Security The Case For Indoor Camera Systems at Construction Sites Project Management Change Management: Convincing Leadership to Adopt Alternative Procurement Building Controls Common Pitfalls When Installing HVAC Sensors HVAC Common Pitfalls When Installing HVAC Sensors Life/Fire Safety 7 Most Essential NFPA® Standards for Building Owners, including NFPA 3000TM (PS) Sustainability / Resilience How to Future-Proof Your Building Related Articles 26 Most Innovative Products for Interiors in 2018 DALI Explained Is Your Healthcare Facility Equipped for the Digital Age? What Are the Best Practices to Reduce Plug Loads? The New Energy Resiliency and an Interview with President George W. Bush Sponsored Links Transform aging roofs into high performing, energy efficient roofs with Polyglass’ premium, white roof coating systems. Check out this roof renovation project! DSX Access Systems – An industry leader in the design and sales of integrated access control products from single-door to enterprise-wide systems. www.dsxinc.com Increase profitability by cleaning smarter and transforming your building into a high performing asset. Get tips from High Performance Building experts Benchmarking Data Shows Market Trends for Five Major Property Types. Click here to visit our website!