Definitions Edit

General Edit

A critical asset is

[a]n asset that supports national security, national economic security, and/or crucial public health and safety activities.[1]

Power grid Edit

Critical assets are

[f]acilities, systems, and equipment which, if destroyed, degraded, or otherwise rendered unavailable, would affect the reliability or operability of the Bulk Electric System.[2]

References Edit

  1. Practices for Securing Critical Information Assets, at 9.
  2. NERC, Glossary of Terms Used in NERC Reliability Standards 25 (May 25, 2012) (full-text).
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