Utility cybersecurity: Critical infrastructure protection

utility cybersecurity Deloitte Exelon

Network security: Deloitte, a provider of cyber risk advisory services, and Exelon, an energy provider, announced their collaboration to protect the reliability of the Bulk Electric System with the implementation of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Version 5 standards.

Cybersecurity is constantly evolving and regulatory requirements periodically adjust to update standards for security measures. The NERC CIP Standards are part of the utility industry¹s regulatory requirements designed to promote reliability of the Bulk Electric System, and are changing the way utilities address cyber security controls.

Together, Deloitte and Exelon are identifying ways to efficiently and effectively apply good security practices and meet regulatory obligations at the same time; and develop and deploy processes, procedures and controls that meet the objectives of NERC CIP v5 standards. Preparedness and preemptive measures give companies better ability to minimize the potential damages from a cyber incident. To be in step with today¹s threat environment, utilities are required to implement compliance programs and practice discipline around security controls.

About Deloitte Cyber Risk Services
As part of the market-leading Advisory practice, Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services help complex organizations more confidently leverage advanced technologies to achieve their strategic growth, innovation and performance objectives through proactive management of the associated cyber risks. With deep experience across a broad range of industries, Deloitte’s more than 1,800 Cyber Risk Services practitioners provide advisory and implementation services, spanning executive and technical functions, to help transform legacy IT security programs into proactive, secure, vigilant and resilient cyber risk programs that better align security investments with risk priorities, establish improved threat awareness and visibility, and strengthen the ability of organizations to thrive in the face of cyber incidents.

About Deloitte Advisory
Deloitte Advisory helps organizations turn critical and complex business issues into opportunities for growth, resilience and long-term advantage. Our market-leading teams help our clients manage strategic, financial, operational, technological, and regulatory risk to maximize enterprise value, while our experience in mergers and acquisitions, fraud, litigation, and reorganizations helps clients move forward with confidence.

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