Enforcing NERC CIP Compliance Tripwire Industrial Visibility
Support Standard Requirements with Tripwire Industrial Visibility
Electric industry asset owners in North America are subject to mandatory cybersecurity regulations developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The regulations, known as the NERC CIP standards, carry the force of law in the United States, based on their approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and in Canada, based on provincial authorities. In addition, many countries in Latin America are adopting the NERC CIP standards on a voluntary basis, with possible future government mandates.
This paper describes how Tripwire’s fully integrated platform supports entities’ compliance efforts while helping to improve the cybersecurity and operational reliability of power generation and transmission systems. We will map NERC CIP requirements to specific functionality provided by Tripwire® Industrial Visibility and provide answers to the most common questions asked by utilities regarding NERC CIP compatibility.