Service Helps Utilities Insulate IT Assets from Cyber Attacks
MARLBOROUGH, MA – May 19, 2016 – BRIDGE Energy Group, today announced that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has name the company’s Security Health Check service a Gold winner in the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards®. Selected within the Governance, Risk and Compliance category, the service was applauded for helping utilities achieve cybersecurity compliance through expert consulting, proven design methodologies, and robust validation tools.
The coveted annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, and other categories in every area of information technology.
This year’s distinguished panel of judges selected BRIDGE Energy Group’s service from among hundreds of applicants for its unique ability to drive enhancement in utility organizations’ operational security, helping to protect their IT infrastructure from cybersecurity attacks and validating that measures taken are appropriate. The Security Health Check includes a review of an organization’s:
- Asset/facility categorization and impact ratings
- Sub-station and control center cybersecurity reference architectures/conceptual designs
- Coverage and status of procedure development
- Identification and documentation of cybersecurity and compliance gaps and concerns
- Recommended options for remediation
- Roadmap and implementation schedule
Poll after poll proves utility executives, managers, and engineers do not believe their organization is well prepared to meet current cybersecurity challenges. BRIDGE Energy Group’s Richard Jones, VP of Grid Security says he, “understands the vulnerability of utility organizations in today’s world and has seen the most successful and cost effective security programs be a holistic approach that includes cybersecurity and compliance together.”
“Our health check goes beyond just compliance and evidence management. It includes cybersecurity capabilities assessment from control center to substation. With fact driven objective dashboard style reports it provides the utility with an actionable, prudent roadmap to efficiently and effectively improve their security and compliance posture. Because we are utility industry practitioners, we understand how difficult and potentially costly it is to meet these mandates. We are honored that Network Products Guide has validated our service with this award,” said Mr. Jones.
To empower your utility organization with grid reliability, management, analytics and security, contact BRIDGE Energy Group at 1.888.351.8999 or email: info@BridgeEnergyGroup.com.