Definition Sheet (PDF)

Overview
IPSIG

Owners and operators of dams, generating stations, and transmission and distribution systems are increasingly concerned with protecting their asset base and maintaining service reliability in the face of all threat types. Susceptible to damage and loss due to natural causes, theft, deliberate destruction and mischief, electrical infrastructure is confronted with unique protection challenges. Utilities must take all necessary steps to reduce risk and ensure safe and secure power supply.

The Infrastructure Protection and Security Interest Group (IPSIG) is an international technical forum for engineers, operators, and security experts in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and cyber security for the utility industry. Program activities aim to enhance the design and functioning of security operations for dams and power houses, substations, and transmission / distribution grids.

Topics and Issues

  • Physical Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Substations, Buildings & Storage Yard Security
  • Overhead Lines, Right of Ways & Linear Assets
  • Dams, Power Houses & Generation Stations
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio
Webinars

Webinar Library

Using Facial Recognition Technology for Contactless Access Control
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2020
Using Bluetooth/Near Field Communications (NFC) Technology for Contactless Access Control and Practical Solutions
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2020
Technology Integration to Enhance Remote Operations
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2020
Defining a Cybersecurity Incident Response and Recovery Process for Hydro Plants
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
Business Continuity Response and Security Impacts Encountered in Response to Wildfires, Floods, Tornadoes and the Pandemic
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
Hydro Security Program: The New Security Branch in 2020
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
IT/OT Benefits of Blockchain-Protected Security Services
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
Physical Perimeter Security Solutions for Critical Infrastructure
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
Cyber Security 101 Webinar #3: History of Cyber Attacks
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2018
Cybersecurity Frameworks
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2018
Cyber Security 101 Webinar #2: The Ins and Outs of Cyber Risk Management
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2018
Cyber Security 101 Webinar Series - Module 1 “Understanding and Protecting Cyber Assets”
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2017
Control Room Design
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2015
Navigating the Security Standards Web to Meet Regulatory and Business Needs
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2014
Utilizing Big Data within ICS, SCADA, AMI and Smart Grid Systems
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2014
Assessing Utility Security Vulnerabilities from Smart Power Microgrids
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2014
Security Challenges for Substation and Distribution Automation Systems
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2013
NERC CIP Working Group: NERC CIP Audit Lessons Learned from NYPA
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2013
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Technologies for Electric Infrastructure: Experiences and Lessons Learned
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2012
Upcoming Events
Using Bluetooth/Near Field Communications (NFC) Technology for Contactless Access Control and Practical Solutions
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
July 2020 in Consultant
Using Facial Recognition Technology for Contactless Access Control
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
August 2020 in Contractor
IPSIG Fall 2020 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2020 in Litchfield Park, AZ
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