Private individuals, families, businesses, and institutions increasingly rely on regional and national energy resource and utility companies. Disruption to these resources and utilities for even a short period of time can have wide-reaching effects on day-to-day life, operations, productivity, and revenues.
As internet-based communication plays such an important role in this industry, it means that control systems at energy and utility companies are vulnerable to large scale, coordinated attacks by cybercriminals. This in turn can destabilise economies. As a result of this, IT security through network protection, endpoint protection, and intrusion prevention are operation-critical issues.
Vulnerability management and patch management solutions form a core piece of IT security for energy and& utility companies. Being informed about software vulnerabilities and preventing attacks will ensure that millions of your customers receive the service level they expect and you are able to provide.
Non-compliance with security regulations, such as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and its Cyber Security Standards, can result in exposure to security breaches; leading to unauthorised access, system compromise, and paralysed resources. Therefore, alongside navigating complex regulations, energy and utility providers also need to integrate transparent, reliable, and cost-effective IT security processes in order to safeguard assets and critical infrastructures, meet security audit requirements, and also restore public trust
See how our energy and utility company IT security solutions help you adhere to necessary information security compliance regulations:
"Having a central place to go to find all security vulnerabilities for devices across the utility spectrum greatly reduces the manual effort involved in meeting the requirement to assess all vulnerabilities & patches within 30 days of release..."
- Lisa Capristo, IT Security & Compliance manager, Tucson Electric Power
“Secunia is the only vendor of its size in the market providing the very important integration to SCCM...”
- Lead System Engineer, Danfoss
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