Security and Resilience (Cyber and Physical)

New Resource Focuses on Electricity Substation Physical Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a new resource that provides owners, operators, and stakeholders with updated threat information and protective measures that can help improve a substation’s on-site physical security. CISA produced the resource in collaboration with the Department of Energy.

The product also provides resources to guide in the awareness of the threat environment facing electrical substations, the implementation of protective physical security measures, and options for a layered security strategy that will ultimately reduce or minimize the impact of an attack.

The resource, “Sector Spotlight: Electricity Substation Physical Security,” is available here.

The American Public Power Association has a suite of resources to help in hardening a utility's physical security.

Those resources include Physical Security Essentials: A Public Power Primer, which addresses physical security protective measures and describes leading practices that can help mitigate risks.

To access that and other resources on the APPA website, click here.