Clean Power

Cybersecurity

Securing what matters 

Critical infrastructure protection is a top priority for utilities as the power sector faces increasing network interconnectivity, widespread smart grid technology and ever-growing cyber and physical threats.

An organization can more effectively detect, defend and recover against increasingly sophisticated threats by implementing a holistic security strategy. Our services are tailored to your unique needs, bringing tangible benefits and improvements to your bottom line, including:

  • Power outage reduction
  • NERC CIP regulatory compliance
  • Better resilience of systems, plants and electric grids
  • Brand protection
  • Enhanced CIP culture and security risk awareness

Security and the CIP systems convergence dynamics 

The utility industry is confronting new technologies such as smart grids, The Internet of Things (IoT) and large volumes of software/firmware (including SCADA, telemetry and teleprotection systems).  Such an eclectic mix vastly increases the attack surface with which cyber criminals can gain access. This trend is driving the convergence of operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT) which in itself introduces new challenges for power utilities.

The convergence of systems calls for a more comprehensive approach to the development of security programs. That is why we employ an integrated approach jointly developed by skilled personnel in electrical grid management, OT, IT and physical security which provides assurance that all security gaps are optimally addressed. 

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Our strategic offering combines expertise in physical security, cybersecurity and OT/grid networks assisting you to optimize grid security and operation.

Security services

We work together with you to identify and develop solutions that protect your assets while reducing your operating costs and give you the ability to offer a more reliable service to your customers. Our consolidated matrix of offerings ranges from specialized engineering and consulting services to strategic planning. Our cost-effective solutions are aligned with leading industry standards such as NERC CIP, NIST 800-53, and ISO-27001.


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Compliance Program Development

  • NERC CIP compliance and reporting
  • ISO 27001 compliance
  • Security maturity assessments
  • Drafting of security policies and procedures
  • Security awareness program
  • Media protection

Compliance Maintenance

  • Security governance optimization
  • Insider threat protection
  • Phishing simulations
  • Threat and incident response management

Architecture and Implimentation

  • OT/IT security architecture
  • Network security
  • LAN/WAN engineering (Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, MPLS)
  • Wireless network engineering
  • Legacy SCADA system integration
  • IEC 61850 Energy management systems
  • Design of network management centers

IT/OT Security Management

  • Identity and access management
  • Change management program
  • Security event log management engineering

Testing

  • Penetration testing
  • IEC 61850/DNP3 mapping tests
  • IEC 62351 integration tests

Design and Architecture Support

  • Physical protection design optimization
  • Physical security design

Architecture and Implementation

  • System design and implementation
  • Physical access control
  • Perimeter protection
  • Intrusion detection
  • Advanced monitoring

Management Monitoring

  • Security operation center design

Testing

  • Facility penetration testing

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Security maturity assessment program (SMAP)

We understand the challenges utilities face on their journey to secure their assets and comply with regulatory standards. To help, we conduct assessments tailored to power utilities to measure the level of maturity of their physical, IT/OT and human resources security programs. Utilities can quickly assess the security readiness of their environment in a highly cost-effective manner.  

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