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September 29, 2017

To benefit the industry and inform regulators of ongoing work, the NATF has posted the following documents on its public website:

  • NATF Practices Document for NERC Reliability Standard CIP-014-2 Requirement R4
    • Guidance for conducting evaluations of potential threats and vulnerabilities of a physical security attack against a Transmission station, Transmission substation, and/or a primary control center
  • NATF Practices Document for NERC Reliability Standard CIP-014-2 Requirement R5
    • Guidance for a physical security plan—includes a template to help with CIP-014 R5 documentation
  • NATF Document for Implementation and Use of Transient Cyber Assets (TCAs) – NERC Reliability Standard CIP-010-2 Requirement R4, Attachment 1, Sections 1 and 2
    • Implementation guidance for members and industry related to TCAs; developed on a template conducive to NERC’s compliance guidance initiative
  • Transmission System Resiliency – An Overview
    • An update to the NATF resiliency summary created in 2015
The CIP-014-2 documents are updates to previously posted NATF CIP-014-1 documents to align with the current version of the standard.  All three CIP-related documents have been submitted to NERC for consideration as Implementation Guidance.