How Claroty supports the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) Reliability Guidelines
With today’s electric utilities continuing to modernize their operations and infrastructure for enhanced efficiency, reliability, and demand response, their information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks are more connected than ever. Smart grid technologies, IIoT sensors, and other modern, internet-connected devices are now intertwined with the complex patchwork of previously air-gapped legacy OT equipment. Although these technologies are undoubtedly bringing new efficiencies, improved safety, and greater sustainability — among a host of other benefits — they are also increasing exposure to complex cyber risks that are difficult for security teams to mitigate.
Mitigating these risks and further strengthening the resilience, safety, and integrity of the Bulk Electric System (BES) is what underpins the standards set forth by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP).
Unlike IT solutions, and those repurposed for OT, Claroty’s portfolio is purpose-built for the unique security and operational needs of OT, as well as the broader cyber physical systems (CPS), processes and networks that underpin the BES. Claroty provides the choice of on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid OT security solutions to address the breadth of security needed for these environments.