Detailed Process Helps Utility Companies Establish and Meet New Cybersecurity Standards Protecting the Nation’s Grid from Hackers
MARLBOROUGH, MA – March 3, 2016 – BRIDGE Energy Group announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has selected BRIDGE’s North American Electric Reliability Corporation, Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) v5 Health Check as a Gold winner of the 12th Annual 2016 Global Excellence Awards in the FERC/NERC CIP Compliance category. The company was recognized for its unique service that enables utility organizations to establish and maintain v5 compliance for stronger cybersecurity to protect enterprises and substations from cyber attacks – better protecting the North American bulk electric system while saving money and improving operational performance.
As the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, Info Security Products Guide reviews hundreds of cybersecurity solutions each year. This year BRIDGE Energy Group’s NERC CIP v5 Health Check rose to the top of their short list due to its process for helping utilities protect systems from cyber attacks. Review for cyber protection, v5/v6 compliance includes, but is not limited to:
• Asset/facility categorization and impact ratings
• Substation and control center architectures/conceptual designs
• Identification and documentation of gaps and concerns
• Overall cybersecurity risk readiness
“Identifying, deploying and securing all the necessary hardware, software and processes to meet NERC CIP v5/v6 standards is a daunting task,” said Richard Jones, VP of Grid Security. “BRIDGE Energy Group’s NERC CIP v5 Health Check was specifically developed to streamline this process while helping to align internal and external stakeholders to reduce overall costs for achieving and maintaining compliance and security. We are humbled Info Security Products Guide has validated our offering with this prestigious award.”
To improve your company’s operational performance with grid reliability, transformation, security and management expertise, contact BRIDGE Energy Group at 1.888.351.8999 or via email: info@BridgeEnergyGroup.com.