Safeguard workers, the public, pipeline systems and property from threats.

Energy security is a growing concern. In 2016, CEPA formed a standalone security work group to address emerging and existing hazards such as pipeline tampering. In addition, CEPA has been liaising with key security organizations, including the RCMP, CSIS, TSB, FBI and Homeland Security, to deal with cybersecurity threats.

Priority Commitments

The CEPA Integrity First® guidance document for Security is under development to drive continuous improvement in areas such as:

Physical security

  • Identify vulnerabilities and ensure that sufficient physical protections are in place.
  • Take a threat-centric approach to risk analysis, including asset characterization and vulnerability identification, assessment and mitigation.

Personnel security

  • Build a security culture including leadership, awareness building, internal messaging and branding, testing and calibrating of internal communications.
  • Train and ensure widespread awareness of and compliance with basic security principles.
  • Identify and mitigate potential threats to staff and contractors (both on- and off-duty) when working in remote locations and when working alone.


  • Have systems in place to protect and mitigate risks to data, information and systems.
  • Develop frameworks to ensure effective internal communications across various security elements.
  • Promote sharing of best practices and information across all internal stakeholders.

Priority Stage

Priority Stage

The Integrity First cycle ensures that each priority is put through a six-stage cycle that is supported by CEPA and built on a solid foundation of strategic communications and change management.
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