Power Industry Reporting Solutions Software for NERC Compliance

Compliance with NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards is not optional. If your entity gets caught in non-compliance you risk your entire operation and energy portfolio. It is not worth risking non-compliance with NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards. Let’s take a look at how power industry reporting solutions software can support and ensure your NERC compliance efforts are always successful.

Understanding NERC and NERC CIP

shutterstock_153861770There are over 90 NERC Reliability Standards created by NERC, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. These standards are designed to ensure the reliability and consistency of the North American Bulk Power System which includes all the United States, Canada and part of Northern Mexico.

NERC also established Critical Infrastructure Protection standards that  cover the security of critical cyber assets as well as the physical infrastructure created to protect those assets. At present, Version 3 of the NERC CIP standards is in effect. In February 2015, the Version 5 standards will go into effect. These standards include:

  • CIP-002-5.1: Critical Cyber Asset Identification

  • CIP-003-5: Security Management Controls

  • CIP-004-5.1: Personnel and Training

  • CIP-005-5: Electronic Security Perimeters

  • CIP-006-5: Physical Security of Critical Cyber Assets

  • CIP-007-5: Systems Security Management

  • CIP-008-5: Incident Reporting and Response Planning

  • CIP-009-5: Cyber Security Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems

  • CIP-010-1 Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments

  • CIP-011-1 Information Protection

Preloaded Power Industry Reporting Solutions Software

Once the Version 5 standards go into effect, your entity must be in compliance. The shifting standards and additional requirements can be confusing. This is why power industry reporting solutions software that is preloaded with NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards can be a critical part of your NERC CIP compliance programs.

When your software platform is preloaded and updated with the latest NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards, compliance can be integrated into your real-time operations and you can proceed with confidence, knowing you’ve got your compliance covered.

One Solution: Versify Solutions

Versify Solutions is the go-to power industry reporting solutions software for NERC and NERC CIP compliance. Its Event Management application, Portal Compliance is pre-loaded with all NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards. Portal Compliance automates event capture, stores your data and then logically relates it to each of the NERC and NERC CIP Reliability Standards. At the touch of a button, you can produce real-time evidence of your compliance with all NERC and NERC CIP standards.

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