For the energy sector, the ICS, IoT, and enterprise IT convergence creates new cybersecurity risks arising from vulnerabilities in legacy technologies that lack security patches. Simultaneously, sophisticated threat actors target these low complexity, easily exploitable vulnerabilities to disrupt critical services. As energy companies work to protect complex, fragile infrastructures, they struggle to find security staff with industry experience who can help them comply with mission-critical mandates.

We can help you gain the experience necessary to implement controls, monitor systems, and manage compliance.

Identify and Categorize BES Cyber Systems and Cyber Assets 

To ensure that energy companies deliver reliable services, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) established the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standard. NERC-CIP Version 5 provides a “bright-line” rule for categorizing Bulk Electric Systems (BES) to align its language with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework while also streamlining recovery and malware requirements.


By partnering with Singular Security, you gain the expertise and technologies necessary to identify and categorize systems. We will help you apply NERC-CIP Impact Rating Criteria and document your processes by: 

  • Partnering with a trusted expert to define program objectives and controls
  • Leveraging an easy-to-use risk register and matrix to help categorize impact
  • Generate a comprehensive asset inventory across all networks and subnetworks
  • Engaging in a gap assessment that identifies system vulnerabilities and missing controls

Implement Controls and Document Compliance 

Between current and draft NERC-CIP documents, energy companies need to implement comprehensive controls across: 

  • Security Management
  • Personnel and Training
  • Electronic Security Perimeters
  • Systems Security
  • Incident Reporting and Response Planning
  • Recovery
  • Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Information Protection
  • Communication between Control Centers
  • Supply Chain Risk

Critical infrastructure protection, CIP, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, security management, ICS, IoT

As companies digitally transform their operations, they lose visibility into and control over their complex infrastructures.


Pairing our vCISO solution with SingularREADY™, our end-to-end cybersecurity solution, you can achieve a cyber resilient compliance program with:

  • Customized cybersecurity technology stack to continuously monitor for new threats and risks
  • Robust controls that include multi-factor authentication, privileged access management, and cybersecurity awareness training
  • 24/7 security operations center (SOC) that engages in threat hunting, responds to alerts, assesses severity, prioritizes remediation, analyzes forensics, and provides post-incident evaluation
  • Web application security with web proxies and Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) for real-time security alerts
  • Baseline endpoint configurations, vulnerability scanning, and patch management
  • Dark web monitoring and threat intelligence
  • Vendor risk management
  • Penetration testing

Assess Readiness and Communicate Security Posture 

While getting compliant is time-consuming and resource intensive, maintaining compliance can become overly burdensome for energy companies with limited budgets, inexperienced staff, and a collection of legacy technologies.


Our services and technologies enable you to:

  • Engage in a readiness review
  • Prepare accurate, relevant audit documentation
  • Link documentation to a Compliance Controls dashboard
  • Identify, review, and communicate measurable security metrics across all internal and external stakeholders
  • Gain support for onsite audits
  • Prioritize post-audit response activities

For more information about how our end-to-end security and compliance solutions can help you comply with mission-critical mandates, contact us today.