Catalog of Cyber-Physical Resilience Best Practices

Identifies best practices for cyber-physical resilience
Pays special attention to interaction between cyber and physical components
Focuses on grid hardening techniques

Resource of Cyber-physical Resilience Best Practices

Cyber-physical resilience is the ability for the physical architecture to continue, or quickly recover to normal operation after a cyber event.

Utilities do not always need to invent new techniques to address the concerns raised by cyber-physical resiliency. Valid, proven and useful resilience techniques and practices already exist. Utilities simply need to check for resiliency gaps, and apply existing best practices.

After recognizing the need for cyber-physical resilience, the Cyber-Physical Resilience Task Force has curated the Catalog of Cyber-Physical Resiliency Best Practices. The Catalog includes a collection of guides and tools vetted by the task force that could be more widely used by the industry to harden grid-connected systems.

The Cyber-Physical Resilience Task Force is sponsored by both SEPA’s Cybersecurity Working Group and Grid Architecture Working Group.

What’s in the Best Practices Catalog

The catalog contains a list of expert-vetted resources for cyber-physical resilience, including guides and tools that recommend best-known methods. The document consists of searchable information, including:

  • Resilience attributes
  • Grid domain applicability
  • Related industry standards
  • Summary description of contents and best practices

Catalog of Cyber-Physical Resilience Best Practices