The North American Electric Reliability Corporation is a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the bulk power system in North America. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; annually assesses seasonal and long term reliability. Compliance Monitoring is the process used to assess, investigate, evaluate, and audit in order to measure compliance with NERC Reliability Standards. Compliance Enforcement is the process by which NERC issues sanctions and ensures mitigation of confirmed violations of mandatory NERC Reliability Standards. All Bulk-Power System owners, operators, and users must comply with NERC-approved Reliability Standards.

The NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) is a self-regulatory body responsible for ensuring energy industry compliance with Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. These rules require organizations that deliver bulk electricity to the North American electrical power grid to identify and protect critical cyber assets. FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) oversees the power industry, but gives NERC the responsibility for maintaining and complying with CIP standards.

IrisLogic Difference

The IrisLogic’s NERC and FERC Cyber Security solution enables businesses to:

  • Classify assets to identify over or under-privileged cyber assets, perform risk assessment, and to help develop and implement security over critical functions or data.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to protect critical assets.
  • Identify, implement, and monitor electronic access controls.
  • Create a technology security barrier around critical cyber assets with broad communication control across e-mail, voice, and video communications.
  • Prevent data loss in real time on endpoints, servers, and mobile devices. Assist in implementing systems and educate/train end users to protect data.
  • Implement end point protection to protect assets from malicious software, viruses, adware, spyware, and malware.