Standard CIP-007-6 requires Responsible Entities to define methods, processes, and procedures for securing those systems determined to be Critical Cyber Assets, as well as the other (non-critical) Cyber Assets within the Electronic Security Perimeter(s). Standard CIP-007-6 should be read as part of a group of standards numbered Standards CIP-002 through CIP-009.
Within the text of Standard CIP-007-6, “Responsible Entity” shall mean:
- Reliability Coordinator
- Balancing Authority
- Interchange Authority
- Transmission Service Provider
- Transmission Owner
- Transmission Operator
- Generator Owner
- Generator Operator
- Load Serving Entity
- Regional Entity
The following are exempt from Standard CIP-007-6:
- Facilities regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission or the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
- Cyber Assets associated with communication networks and data communication links between discrete Electronic Security Perimeters.
- Responsible Entities that, in compliance with Standard CIP-002-3, identify that they have no Critical Cyber Assets.
See the NERC website for more details regarding Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards.