Enterprise Security and Risk Management

Like all major infrastructure, the nation’s electric power grid is vulnerable to an array of threats, from naturally caused phenomenon such as extreme weather to vandalism, terrorism and insider risks that jeopardize reliability, safety and data security. Growing risk from third parties, such as suppliers with access to sensitive information or infrastructure, has prompted new regulations to protect the grid’s resilience and reliability. And for the first time, potential threats to critical distribution assets, such as substations, are prompting new security measures to better protect our employees and the public.

As the threats become more sophisticated, we are constantly enhancing and testing our defenses and strengthening our responses. We know that our response to an event affects our customers, our reputation and the reliability of the power grid. Our approach is to identify, protect, detect and, when an event occurs, to respond and recover.