Clone Guard - Energy & Utilities Security and Compliance
The days of the meter reader walking to the meter and writing down what they see are long gone. Automated meter reading (AMR), customer record management, and online bill pay are now standard in the Utility market. As more customers use online services, utilities must find ways to protect sensitive personal financial information. With high demand, they need to avoid costly network outages and disruptions of service.
Utility companies must comply with North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) to protect and regulate cyber-security for the electric sector. NERC standards that ensure Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) for electric utilities and power generators in North America include:
- CIP-002 Critical Cyber Assets
- CIP-003 Security Management Controls
- CIP-004 Personnel and Training
- CIP-005 Electronic Security
- CIP-006 Physical Security
- CIP-007 Systems Security Management
- CIP-008 Incident Reporting and Response Planning
- CIP-009 Recovery Plans
In addition, compliance is mandated for government and industry regulations issued by ERO, DHS, NERC, and FERC. Such compliance protects utility, power, and energy companies against targeted threats as well as the threats of worms and viruses by mandating countermeasures to protect DCS and SCADA systems that are essential to the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity.
Utility companies cannot afford costly network outages and disruption of services and they must protect sensitive personal information. Clone Systems provides 24x7x365 managed compliant security monitoring, vulnerability scanning, and reporting capabilities that include IPS, firewall, and log monitoring. Through a thorough understanding of the Utility industry, they provide superior protection for Utilities companies with adherence to CIP, ERO, DHS, NERC, and FERC.