AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) simplifies and accelerates NERC CIP Compliance for teams with limited staff and budget by delivering unified security essentials and threat intelligence for cloud and on-premises environments.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards are specific guidelines to the power industry to ensure reliability and security standards for Bulk Electric System (BES). The NERC CIP reliability standards specifically address security requirements, including:
With v5 of NERC CIP, virtually all BES facilities are now in-scope with at least one of the requirements of NERC CIP. Providers now need to assess their BES to identify systems as low, medium, or high impact to determine their compliance requirements.
AlienVault USM™ delivers the NERC CIP compliance software that simplifies your BES infrastructure assessment and compliance.
AlienVault USM provides all the essential security capabilities you need for NERC CIP compliance in a unified platform. Built specifically for IT teams with limited budget for technology and security staff, the USM platform eliminates the need for you to spend your scarce resources deploying and managing stand-alone products. The wide range of security technologies in the USM platform work together as a single system.
You’ll see the benefit of the unified approach almost immediately–the USM platform automatically starts collecting and analyzing data on your critical infrastructure using its built-in data sources as soon as it’s installed. You can also integrate data from your existing tools and applications using our extensive plugin library.
The correlation engine in USM, utilizing the pre-configured correlation rules created by the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team, identify malicious activity and emerging threats in your environment and provide you with guidance on how to respond.
The centralized management console puts everything at your fingertips: data about the assets in your environment, their vulnerability status, and actionable threat intelligence to respond to threats quickly.
The AlienVault USM platform provides essential security capabilities in a single console, giving you everything you need to manage your compliance program and detect emerging security threats:
AlienVault USM includes built-in asset and vulnerability scanning technologies, allowing you to address the needs of your unique environment while meeting NERC CIP compliance requirements.
This unified approach means you can rely on the built-in security technologies and integrated threat intelligence to help you assess your BES and the impact of each system. Instead of spending valuable time gathering and analyzing data from across your critical infrastructure manually, you can utilize the monitoring, analysis and reporting capabilities that ship with the AlienVault USM platform to give you the essential information you need.
Risk-Based Assessment of Bulk Electric Systems (BES) Cyber Systems
Security Management Controls
Electronic Security Perimeters Including Interactive Remote Access
Physical Security of BES Cyber Systems
Systems Security Management
Incident Reporting and Response Planning
Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments