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Critical Infrastructure Protection

​The items below are provided as resources for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Compliance Monitoring engagements and implementation of the CIP Standards. 

Information on the Technical Feasibility Exception (TFE) process is also included below.  TFEs are currently available for twelve of the CIP Requirements:

  • CIP-005-5, Requirement R1, Part 1.4;

  • CIP-005-5, Requirement R2, Parts 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3;

  • CIP-006-6, Requirement R1, Part 1.3;

  • CIP-007-6, Requirement R1, Part 1.1;

  • CIP-007-6, Requirement R4, Part 4.3;

  • CIP-007-6, Requirement R5, Parts 5.1, 5.6, and 5.7;

  • CIP-010-2, Requirement R1, Part 1.5; and

  • CIP-010-2, Requirement R3, Part 3.2.

When entering a TFE for the CIP Version 5 Standards, an entity has the option to enter BES Cyber Assets (BCAs) or a BES Cyber System (BCS) that has a number of TFE eligible BCAs associated with it.  A Protected Cyber Asset (PCA), Electronic Access Control or Monitoring System (EACM), or Physical Access Control System (PACS) Covered Asset should be entered individually since they cannot be part of a BCS.

The ReliabilityFirst Compliance Data Management System (webCDMS) is used by the Registered Entity to submit requests for TFEs to ReliabilityFirst. 

If you have any questions regarding the CIP Standards or the TFE process, feel free to contact our Compliance Monitoring or Entity Development departments.

 

 

Technical Talk with RFhttps://rfirst.org/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=194Technical Talk with RF12/13/2021 7:00:00 PM194

 

 

FERC and NERC Issue Second Joint White Paper Regarding CIP Filingshttps://rfirst.org/ferc-and-nerc-issue-second-joint-white-paper-regarding-cip-filingsFERC and NERC Issue Second Joint White Paper Regarding CIP Filings2020-09-25T04:00:00.0000000Z
Align Project Updatehttps://rfirst.org/align-project-updateAlign Project Update2019-06-26T04:00:00.0000000Z
Align Projecthttps://rfirst.org/align-projectAlign Project2019-09-05T04:00:00.0000000Z
NERC, ERO Extend Expanded Self-Logging and On-site Activity Deferment Through Q2 2021https://rfirst.org/nerc-ero-extend-expanded-self-logging-and-on-site-activity-deferment-through-q2-2021NERC, ERO Extend Expanded Self-Logging and On-site Activity Deferment Through Q2 20212021-01-07T05:00:00.0000000Z
NERC, ERO Extend Expanded Self-Logging and On-site Activity Deferment Through Q4 2021https://rfirst.org/nerc-ero-extend-expanded-self-logging-and-on-site-activity-deferment-through-q4-2021NERC, ERO Extend Expanded Self-Logging and On-site Activity Deferment Through Q4 20212021-05-11T04:00:00.0000000Z