Critical infrastructures, and power utilities in particular, have become a primary target of cyber attacks. Many attacks have been successful causing disruptions to tens of thousands of customers.
To harden CI entities against cyber-attacks, regulatory authorities initiated the creation of cyber-security standards. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards Version 5, which came into effect in 2016, represents a major increment in the breadth of coverage and depth of requirements from its decade old predecessor. Under CIPv5, all bulk electrical system (BES) generating facilities must meet certain requirements.
ECI’s Muse CI cyber security solution for CI facilitates compliance with NERC and similar standards. It accomplishes this by combining distributed IT + OT attack mitigation, which prevents attacks where and when they occur, at all your facilities, with centralized advanced threat detection and reporting.