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The NERC CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection) standard is a set of cybersecurity requirements designed to protect the bulk power system in North America. The standard consists of a series of mandatory requirements that apply to entities that own or operate critical infrastructure, including power generators, transmission operators, and distribution providers.
These requirements include:
Businesses must undergo regular audits and assessments to demonstrate compliance with the NERC CIP standard. Failure to comply with the standard can result in significant penalties, including fines and regulatory action.