NERC Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection for Renewable Operators
Read how ABS Group helped a fast growing renewable energy manufacturer and operations service provider in the Power sector assess its cybersecurity policies and procedures to achieve compliance with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards are evolving quickly to address a variety of threats, including the potential for cyber attacks, and other risks in the U.S. power market. New entrants to the market, such as renewable energy companies, are coming under NERC regulation, and many are proactively reviewing their cybersecurity protocols and tools to confirm that they have adequate programs in place to mitigate risk, meet client expectations and achieve regulatory compliance.
With our team of experts who have over two decades of experience in NERC compliance management, ABS Group was requested to assist a new renewable energy company with assessing gaps in its cybersecurity program and recommending improvements to address these gaps and verify readiness to comply with all applicable NERC standards. Specifically, ABS Group provided guidance for developing a NERC compliance program as well as training to personnel who will oversee its successful implementation.
- Assess existing and appropriate cybersecurity procedures and infrastructure needed to comply with NERC CIP standards
- Understand gaps and risks associated with cyber threats and CIP
- Meet regulatory requirements and client expectations in accordance with NERC
Identify key gaps in existing
Meet anticipated market demands for robust cybersecurity procedures in advance of formal requirement by NERC
Provide a training solution to promote staff awareness and fluency in cybersecurity standards and practices
Train staff as to NERC standards and requirements, as well as procedures to maintain compliance
The renewable energy operator developed a strong compliance program facilitated by ABS Group's knowledgeable NERC team. Our experience providing gap assessments, NERC RSAW preparation, Notice of Alleged Violation remediation and documentation
Our guidance helped the client enhance its
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