Securing the Grid: A Solution for NERC CIP Transient Cyber Asset Requirements

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Dan Coombs (Doble Engineering), David Bowers & Fran Stum (Dell Technologies)

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Dell Technologies and Doble Engineering are collaborating in several areas in support of the energy transition. One of the key solution areas is a cybersecurity platform for field force automation for electric utilities. Field personnel are often exposed to cyber threats when they use laptops and tablets to work with critical infrastructure assets. To prevent malware from spreading across the critical infrastructure, NERC CIP Transient Cyber Asset (TCA) requirements were established to secure such devices. However, complying with these requirements can be challenging and costly for utilities, especially if they use a homegrown solution. The Doble Transient Cyber Asset Program™ takes the benefits of Dobles’ PatchAssure™ service and the Doble Security Portal™ a step further with specially spec’d Intel powered laptop computers from Dell Technologies that are ruggedized for field use. Doble TCAs feature hardware controllers (laptops) from Dell that are cybersecurity hardened to exceed NERC standards for transient cyber assets and designed exclusively to protect critical infrastructure components in the electric utility industry. In this webinar attendees will learn the following: - The challenges of securing transient cyber assets (TCAs) and complying with the NERC CIP TCA requirements. - Why Doble Engineering chose Dell Technologies rugged laptops to deliver their TCA solution. - The benefits of this holistic and customizable solution that is built upon the understanding of utility field work processes and challenges, and consists of multiple, versatile security controls that are chosen and configured to best fit the utility’s needs. - A customer case study that outlines how one of Dobles’ TCA customers leverages this service to help simplify testing, automate data processes, improve efficiency, and streamline business processes.
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