The Tripwire NERC Solution Suite offers power and electric utilities a tailored package that helps automate and simplify NERC CIP compliance. It uses standard Tripwire products and supplements them with NERC-specific extensions and content that includes tailored reports, dashboards, correlation rules, scripts, utilities, tools and templates. NERC-experienced consultants then deliver process assistance and training to help the power company reduce the amount of time and effort required to achieve NERC CIP compliance.
Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, providing the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, and log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver visibility, business context, and security business intelligence allowing enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats.
3Sys is a compliance management firm that provides hands-on support to the Energy Industry. Expertise includes NERC regulatory requirements for critical infrastructure protection (CIP), physical and electronic security, implementation and support of compliance workflow tracking applications, and enterprise compliance program management. 3Sys differentiates itself in the market by actually performing the regulatory management tasks versus only providing consulting on how tasks must be performed. 3Sys staff implement, integrate, support and maintain compliance programs in conjunction with client staff. 3Sys Corp is headquarter in Portland, Oregon.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. is headquartered in Chicago, IL with multiple corporate offices strategically located throughout the United States and in several other countries. Navigant’s Energy Practice is comprised of more than 450 consultants with an average of 15 years’ of utility experience. This represents the largest energy management consulting team in the industry.
Navigant’s Risk Management, Compliance and Security (RMCS) team includes recognized Reliability Compliance experts who have extensive experience working for both the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) and the Regional Entities, as well as with various registered entities as Navigant consultants. Specifically, the Navigant RMCS team is led by Kenneth Lotterhos, the former Associate General Counsel and Director of Enforcement at NERC who has also worked for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, one of NERC’s eight Regional Entities. The RMCS team also includes other former NERC and WECC leaders, while other members of the Navigant’s RMCS team possess extensive experience as leaders in the industry and as former registered entity executives.
The Navigant team has successfully advised clients on all aspects of the NERC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program, including initial functional registrations, Bulk Electric System element determinations, development of compliance programs, preparation for Operations & Planning and CIP audits, self-reports, self-certifications, mitigation plan development, enforcement actions and settlement, and other issues. Navigant is currently working with existing clients that are large investor owned utilities and public power entities across the country. Navigant is currently providing audit preparation, conducting an inherent risk assessment, and evaluating and mapping internal controls.
Additionally, we have designed, built and implemented Incident Response Plans and coordinated client participation in a customized National Level Security exercise, GridEx III. Our physical security professionals have decades of experience in law enforcement, military, and security of the country’s bulk electric system. We have been engaged in a broad array of activities within North America, both ensuring and understanding security of the electric grid and its participants.
Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. Their multidisciplined staff of nearly 5,000 employee-owners includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. They plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make their clients successful.
Burns & McDonnell brings a century of experience designing and building the power plants, substations and transmission lines that need to be protected and are also involved in developing the standards that are guiding the electric utilities industry. Their expertise in program management, design, networking and communications allows them to address NERC CIP compliance at all levels, from bare technology development and installation to complete program management.
Akili (pronounced (uh • kē’ • lē) meaning “knowledge” in Swahili) is a niche information technology consulting firm founded in 1992. Akili is headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Irving, TX, with locations in Houston, TX and Denver, CO. Akili has over 20 years of precision implementation design and trusted delivery services to Fortune 1000 companies.
Akili has paired their 20+ years of Oil & Gas industry implementation services with SigmaFlow’s Well Delivery Solution, to deliver dramatic value in oil and gas exploration through multi-schedule management, process execution and analytical reporting tools.
As the demand for energy increases, upstream oil and gas companies must continuously seek new ways to optimize and improve operations – shortening timeframes to production and optimizing cash flow. SigmaFlow’s Well Delivery Solution provides a standardized method to easily manage and track all pre-drilling activities. Akili’s collective knowledge of industry best practices and key performance indicators (KPIs) drives their ability to deliver SigmaFlow’s solution to improve clients’ KPIs through technology.
AESI delivers professional engineering, technical and management solutions to electric utilities and government agencies across North America, helping them maintain reliable operations, meet regulatory requirements, and manage with efficiencies.
Boxley Group is a global management consulting firm focused on creating value for clients by identifying and solving the dynamic challenges of the energy industry. By focusing on alignment of Commercial, Strategy, Operations and IT aspects, they are able to “Bridge the Gaps” and lead sustainable change.
Boxley Group consultants represent extensive experience in the full energy value chain: upstream, midstream & marketing, downstream, power and renewable energy.
Boxley Group is known for:
- Experienced consultants providing outstanding value
- Change management as a key part of delivery
- Trusted partner who truly understands client challenges
Boxley Group has a proven track record in a range of client needs: from strategic advisory services to identifying and correcting non-functional processes; from leading complex projects to recommending difficult decisions and leading sustainable change. They expertly and efficiently scope the challenge and execute against an agreed plan to deliver exceptional value.
NeoFirma is a provider of cloud-based software that empowers North America independent oil & gas companies to improve the efficiency of their well assets. The Dallas-based company provides an easy-to-use suite of software solutions to manage drilling and production operations.
NeoFirma’s E&P modules are streamlined as one complete system to track the well lifecycle that spans:
- Drilling, Completion, Workover, Well Repair/Maintenance & Facilities Tracking
- AFE & Field Cost Estimate Management
- Field Data Capture
- Operated Production, Operations & Allocations
- Non-Operated Interest Management (Working, Royalty)
Delivered on the Web and mobile devices, the software helps E&P companies capture information in the field, optimize operations and spending, anticipate trends and focus on their core business. For more information please visit www.NeoFirma.com.
Pcubed, a global management consulting firm focused on delivering business transformation, and program and portfolio management, along with MI-GSO, the leading European project management consultancy, combine their strengths to form a group:
- of over 1,000 expert consultants,
- operating in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia,
- with a wide industry expertise addressing Aerospace, Automotive, Rail, Defense, Energy (Utilities and Oil & Gas), Financial Services, Telecom, Technology & Media, and Public Sector.
Every day, we support our clients by steering major projects and programs, managing project portfolios, improving the maturity and efficiency of project management organizations, and by addressing business transformation and change management issues.
Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 135,000 employees and clients across 54 countries.
Wipro’s Energy, Natural Resource and Utilities (ENU) Strategic Business Unit (SBU) has over the last decade established itself as a trusted partner to clients across the globe to address their business challenges using its deep industry domain competency and technology expertise serving businesses in the oil & gas, metals, mining, agriculture products, water, natural gas and electricity industries. With customers spread across Americas, Europe, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Wipro’s ENU SBU has been continuously investing in building competencies. In 2011, Wipro acquired SAIC‟s Global Oil and Gas business unit, reinforcing its focus on this industry.
Wipro is supporting SigmaFlow data integration efforts at Marathon Oil. Wipro and SigmaFlow have collaborated on joint business development campaigns and conference exhibitions.
InPOWERd LLC is a consulting/services firm that answers the highly dynamic, changing needs of the electric power industry with strategic consulting based on decades of demonstrable expertise. inPOWERD LLC is a Verified Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) specializing in strategic consulting, regulatory compliance, grid operations, and risk management expertise.
The founder of inPOWERd LLC is a former NERC Sr. Executive and who has led or participated on over 100 of Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) compliance and enforcement related engagements and was instrumental in the shift from the “zero-defect” compliance and enforcement approach to one that focuses on a company’s inherent risk and ability to manage reliability risk with associated internal risk control programs. He also led many NERC analytical and investigative efforts, including the FERC/NERC Inquiry & Investigation of the September 8, 2011, Arizona-California Blackout, the joint FERC/NERC Compliance Investigation of the February 2008 Florida Blackout, and the FERC/NERC inquiries of the February 2011 Southwest Cold Snap event and October 2011 Northeast Snow Storm event.