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physical security


Concrete Better Than Cameras in Protecting Grid

Some high-tech security features meant to protect U.S. power plants from physical attack may not be as effective as good old-fashioned fences and concrete, according to a Georgia Institute of…


DOE and FERC Mull Incentivizing Cybersecurity, Physical Security of Power and Gas Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) want to explore how federal and state authorities could incentivize cybersecurity and physical security in the power and…


A Bird's-Eye View: Drones in the Power Sector

[caption id="attachment_116192" align="alignnone" width="650"] Image courtesy: AES Corp.[/caption] Unmanned aerial systems—drones—have quickly found their place in the power sector. But as the industry moves out of test cases and experiments,…


FERC Proposes to Approve NERC Physical Security Standards with Modifications
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A standard to enhance physical security at critical power system facilities submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) will need modifications before it can be approved, the Federal…