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Integrating DoD Security Guidelines in Power System Designs

This course discusses acts of sabotage that have occurred to electric facilities in the United States and how the Department of Defense (DoD) and NRC recommended practices can be implemented to enhance the physical security of electric power systems.

With the development of NERC Reliability Standard CIP-014-2 – Physical Security, electric utilities have begun to consider physical security of transmission lines, transmission substations and associated primary control centers. Other resources, such as the Department of Defense Facilities Planning Manual and Nuclear Power Plant Security and Access Control Standards, provide perspectives for best practices for physical security parameters.

In this course, participants compare physical security considerations with nearby ground features; learn the best practices to detect intruders and protect equipment; and understand the differences between protected-area and open-area security. Learn how to perform simulated intrusions, how to maximize the effectiveness of security audit checklists and how to develop cost-benefit analysis for traditional, enhanced and robust security of neighborhood, regional and area substations.

This course can be applied to the Electrical Engineering Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Compare physical security considerations with nearby ground features
  • Learn best practices to detect intruders and protect equipment
  • Understand differences between protected area security and open area security

Dates and locations to be announced.

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