Our electric grid is a key component of the national infrastructure in which we rely so heavily. Critical infrastructure are the assets, systems, and networks, whether cyber or physical, so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. With the recent adoption of Version 5 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has upped the anti, to ensure that the Bulk Electric System is secure from both physical and cyber attacks. The new “bright-line” criteria and definition of Cyber Systems and associated Cyber Assets now brings a larger grouping of Registered Entities into classification of High and Medium Cyber Systems, and therefore increases an entities overall compliance risk. CGM Consulting Group offers vast experience in the areas of NERC CIP Compliance and numerous services to assist entities in effectively navigating this complex arena of reliability standards and their requirements.