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.
Archer is a critical infrastructure protection services firm providing the highest grade security, compliance and operational consultants in the business. Our specialists are individually selected for their diverse skill sets, deep knowledge of their industry and respective regulations as well as their productivity, professionalism and integrity.
Our roots go back to 2001, when our founding partners crossed paths at a large electric utility in the Pacific Northwest. At that time, cybersecurity was new to many in the energy sector and operational technology resilience was becoming more important than ever. Security and resilience were receiving increased attention from executive management, government officials, and other interested parties.
Critical infrastructure and industrial security has matured greatly since then. Today Archer delivers unrivaled strategic and tactical advice in, but not limited to, cyber security, physical security, regulatory compliance, government affairs, witness preparation, disaster recovery, continuity of operations, emergency management, information technology, industrial controls systems, and training.
Archer’s headquarters are in Portland, Oregon and our Canadian branch is based in Vancouver, BC. We have global reach through business partnerships in Europe and South America.
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.
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.
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.