Cyber-Security threats, insider threats, and advanced persistent threats (APTs) are common challenges that threaten the continued operations of industries across the globe today, downtime in the utility industry can significantly endanger the security of the communities they serve.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is the electric reliability organization (ERO) certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to establish and enforce standards for adequacy, reliability, and security of the North American bulk power system.
In 2006, the FERC approved the Security and Reliability Standards proposed by NERC. Compliance with these rigorous standards is mandated for all owners and operators in the bulk electric generation and distribution industry. Failure to comply could result in fines and penalties of up to $1M per day.
SYSUSA has the knowledge and the expertise to help the utility industry comply with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards (CIP) and other regulations. Using risk-based methodologies designed for the utility industry and anchored in risk management best practices, our experts can assess the current security posture of your critical infrastructure, identify security and compliance gaps and provide a strategic roadmap for achieving compliance.