Security

Security

Black & Veatch offers physical, electronic and cyber security to protect the utility and communications industries as well as national and global interests. 

Advances in technology are sometimes marked by a paradox. On one hand, they help to provide the constant and immediate access to information that today’s users demand. At the same time, each advance comes with an equal or greater challenge to protect information and other resources.  

That’s where Black & Veatch’s half century of security experience proves valuable in today’s marketplace. Utility and communications systems require better protection than ever. For that protection, it makes great sense for clients worldwide to turn to the company that is best at building those systems. 

Ranked No. 1 in power and telecommunications, Black & Veatch offers strong advantages in security design. Our expertise includes physical perimeter security and access control. We also have handled complex systems used to protect nuclear materials in the United States and Russia. We offer cyber security for utilities and communications networks. 

In all cases, we deliver solutions that stem from our knowledge of specific client needs and goals. Those solutions offer Black & Veatch specialists in proven military and commercial security. Our professionals are also trained in the Sandia Risk Assessment Methodology. 


The right solution requires an understanding of mission parameters, strengths and vulnerabilities. We use that knowledge to analyze threats and their countermeasures. We have developed diverse, secure Federal government programs

We are also fully independent from security equipment manufacturers. This ensures that our sole priority is to find the best solution for our clients.

Physical and Electronic Security
Black & Veatch offers advantages in security design that are among the best in the industry. We specialize in vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection and video surveillance. We offer closed circuit TV and radiation detection, as well as fencing and lighting design.

Special Areas of Security
Countries all over the world face the constant threat of terrorism. In addition, concerns about nuclear and hazardous waste materials have loomed for decades. Black & Veatch delivers highly effective programs in these areas. We also specialize in emergency response systems and designs for airports, maritime facilities, and water and power utilities. 

Cyber Security
In a digital world, safeguarding information is more critical and is becoming a greater challenge. That is why the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has enacted Cyber Security and Reliability Standards. Black & Veatch helps to ensure that clients are in full compliance with these requirements. We have developed mechanisms to continuously assess and report NERC-required metrics.