Life without electricity is unimaginable as it is the lifeline of cities and towns around the world. In the modern times of present day, the industries are able to flourish because of the reliability of electricity networks. Somewhere one needs to thank the compliance procedures for the reliability factor that has been achieved.
In order to ensure effective and efficient distribution of electricity throughout the countries the Critical Infrastructure Protection standards of North American Electric Reliability Corporation have been designed. In order to get certified for bulk electrical distribution the utilities need to follow the stringent parameters of the compliance system. Having a security server is one of the key parts of the compliance standards. It is of utmost importance that utilities protect the cip data they have with them as hackers are always on the prowl to steal the valuable cip data.
Internet security has become an important issue to be looked into by the bulk electrical distribution companies with the advent of NERC CIP procedures.