Pipeline Security Guidelines March 2018 (With Change 1 (April 2021)
Security Directive Pipeline-2021-01
In early 2018, the TSA put forth updated guidelines to aid and assist US Pipeline operators in their efforts to address the ever-changing threat environment in both the physical and cyber security realms they are faced with. The Pipeline Security Guideline, as published in March of 2018, supersedes the 2011 version of the Pipeline Security Guidelines. These updated security measures provide new guidance for the basis of TSA’s Pipeline Security Program Corporate Security Reviews and Critical Facility Security Reviews.
Further, In May of 2021, the TSA released Security Directive Pipeline-2021-01 which focuses on 3 critical actions:
First, it requires TSA-specified Owner/Operators to report cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Second, it requires Owner/Operators to designate a Cybersecurity Coordinator who is required to be available to TSA and CISA 24/7 to coordinate cybersecurity practices and address any incidents that arise.