Cybersecurity Software for Energy Companies
Improving the security and compliance posture of networks across the energy and utilities sector.
The cyber threats facing electric power and gas companies include the typical threats that plague other industries: data theft, billing fraud, and ransomware. Indeed, as the global energy and utilities market becomes more connected to next-generation digital technologies and networks – to the benefit of consumers seeking ‘smart’ solutions – exposure to cyber-attacks and security breaches increases.
The sector also presents unique challenges that need to be addressed in any cybersecurity initiatives. The ‘real-time’ requirements of energy systems, for example, which mean they must act extremely quickly, makes authentication and verification complex. Another challenge is grids and pipelines are often interconnected beyond one territory, meaning a compromise to security could have far-reaching implications. The combination of legacy and new systems also creates higher risk to critical infrastructure.
Nipper helps advanced cyber teams make credible, risk-based decisions to improve network security and protect critical networks against increasingly sophisticated exploits. Nipper’s accurate configuration assessments enables users to detect misconfigurations in routers, switches and firewalls, as well as determining their impact to the network if exploited, the ease of exploitation, and ease of fix - in order to prioritize remediation workflows by risk criticality. Nipper Enterprise is now providing this capability at scale, enabling the assessment of up to 300,000 devices on an up-to-hourly basis, and the roadmap to automatically remediate vulnerabilities and insecure configurations in order to help organizations establish a defendable network.
Critical risk remediation prioritization:
Security and compliance assurance:
Continuous misconfiguration detection and response
Proven to protect
Supply Chain Risk Management
Developing operational resilience requires robust supply chain risk management practices to ensure every vendor adheres to the same high levels of cybersecurity. Nipper’s security audit automates the checks needed to ensure routers, switches and firewalls are compliant with manufacturers’ and network configuration best practices – and is a useful tool for vendors throughout the supply chain.
Nipper automates the compliance assessment with evidence based reporting for PCI DSS, NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-171. And for contractors that intend to voluntarily obtain CMMC certification to verify their cybersecurity standards, Nipper helps demonstrate compliance with CMMC network security practices.