First NERC CIP audit at Basin Electric a success

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Dave Rudolph, Basin Electric manager of NERC compliance.

Basin Electric’s first-ever compliance audit for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) was conducted by the Midwest Reliability Organization this past summer.

The audit looked at the cyber and physical security initiatives Basin Electric has in place, focusing on five North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards and 18 of the 39 NERC CIP requirements.

This was Basin Electric’s first CIP audit, because prior to 2016 the co-op had not identified any “critical” CIP assets, says Dave Rudolph, manager of NERC compliance.

“Overall, Basin Electric’s CIP team did a great job,” Rudolph says. “For being our first audit and having heard stories from other entities, it went as well as can be expected.”

Read more about Basin Electric’s first NERC CIP audit in the Fall-Winter 2019 edition of Basin Today.

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