Leidos has announced its comprehensive utility security offering in light of pending updates to the North American Electric Reliability Corp. critical infrastructure protection standards. The company’s holistic solution for NERC CIP compliance addresses physical security, critical infrastructure communications and cybersecurity, grid resiliency and hardening and construction management.
For physical security, Leidos experts – including Certified Protection Professionals (CPP)® – work with clients to provide a range of planning, implementation and measurement services to deter threats, reduce site vulnerability and minimize consequences. Clients can also work with Leidos’ in-house DesignBuildSM team to address facility hardening and construction. The team takes facility and perimeter protection systems from concept to execution—ultimately to deter attacks from compromising system performance.
Leidos blends the physical improvements with risk management analysis, grid design and security technology implementation to protect critical assets. Leidos network engineers develop critical infrastructure communications and cybersecurity by integrating field sensors, access control systems, surveillance, detection and deterrence systems, enterprise applications and multi-layered communications platforms. In the event of infrastructure damage, whether from physical threats, cyberattacks or even weather-related incidents, grid resiliency proves critical to rapid recovery. Leidos reviews numerous scenarios for prevention and recovery to enable client grids to be more redundant and stronger.