Energy & Utilities Cybersecurity

Protect critical infrastructure from attacks.

Energy & Utilities

Is NERC-CIP compliance sufficient?

Electric utility cybersecurity strategies that were good enough five years ago might not be good enough today. In response to public demands for distributed energy production, grid control systems are being connected to third party systems; this introduces new exposures, including vulnerabilities in the supply chain. At the same time, vulnerabilities exist in many utility-owned devices such as voltage regulators, smart switches, capacitors, RTUs, human-machine interface (HMI) systems and SCADA software.

Do you have enough visibility to attacks coming from your supply chain and other third party sources? What is your level of cybersecurity maturity as measured by the NERC-CSF framework?

Energy & Utilities

Microscopic understanding of attack surfaces.

Prioritize your efforts to protect the most vulnerable areas. You will not only identify each device, but also know whether any device has vulnerabilities that you should know about. You will have:

A real-time inventory of all devices

Risk Assessments across twelve different attributes

A view of unauthorized network connections (policy violations)

Visibility into both critical and non-critical cyber assets including BES Cyber Assets, Electronic Access Control or Monitoring Systems (EACMS) and Physical Access Control Systems (PACS).

Energy & Utilities

Detect & repel attacks.

Continuously monitor all connections in your environment—wired, Wi-Fi, BLE—and get alerted when connections violate your security policy or have anomalous behavior that is indicative of an attack—even if the attack is coming through your supply chain. You will be able to:

Continuously, passively monitor device behavior

Detect behavioral anomalies and compromised devices

Stop cyber attacks from progressing

Comply with NERC-CIP standards and NISTIR 8228.

AREANI includes a broad range of security functions that help you comply with five of the NERC-CIP utility cybersecurity standards and all four of the risk mitigation areas listed in Goal 1 of the NISTIR 8228 cyber security framework. NISTIR 8228 is a relatively new framework that is especially relevant for OT devices within utility environments. NISTIR 8228 is broader in scope than the NERC-CIP standards.