Physical Vulnerability Assessment

Benefit of a Physical Vulnerability Assessment

Physical Vulnerability AssessmentAs the leading professional security and compliance consulting firm for the electric energy sector, CRSI works with major utilities across North America in planning and implementing comprehensive security programs to protect vital assets and meet their physical security requirements including NERC CIP-014 R4, R5, and R6. CRSI’s team is highly respected, and collectively possess decades of experience with complex physical security programs for the electric utility industry. 

CRSI’s methodology for evaluation of potential threats and vulnerabilities of a physical attack to client assets includes utilizing a customized assessment tool specifically developed by CRSI for such assessments. We combining historical threat data, up to the minute threat intelligence, and on-site examination of the facilities during both daylight and night time hours, in a detailed report of threats and vulnerabilities.

In conducting the Physical Vulnerability Assessment, CRSI consultants consider such factors as:

  • Specific attack/risk vectors to a facility
  • Design-Basis Thre
  • Function of the facility
  • Unique characteristics including terrain, population density, adjacent businesses, or likely targets
  • Existing security measures
  • Resiliency/redundancy of operations at the facility
  • Vulnerabilities of the facility
  • Global, regional, and local known risks or threats
  • Crime indexing
  • Security staff and law enforcement response capabilities

After the assessment is completed, CRSI prepares a comprehensive detailed report with recommendations for mitigation of all vulnerabilities discovered. We don’t stop at discovering the issues and making recommendations, but CRSI also will aid you in planning, budgeting, and implementing identified solutions.

CRSI strategically partnered with more than 250 electric utilities in the last five (5) years for their NERC CIP Compliance Solutions. To find out more about how to create your Security Compliance Roadmap, call us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

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