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UtilitySafe streamlines routine workforce and contractor management activities for utilities and the businesses that serve them. UtilitySafe offers a wide range of solutions to ensure compliance with Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards set by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
Our all-in-one program is available to meet the requirements of NERC Standard CIP 004 for employees, contractors and service providers with access to Critical Cyber Assets.
UtilitySafe enables organizations to facilitate a range of daily administrative tasks while ensuring compliance with local, state and federal safety/security requirements. We work with organizations to streamline processes while ensuring the safety and security of your workforce.
CIP Support for Electric Utilities
In order to better protect their people, infrastructure and communities against new threats and vulnerabilities, the electric utilities industry has developed a series of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) guidelines through NERC- the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. One such NERC guideline is Standard CIP 004.
Standard CIP 004 requires that personnel having authorized cyber or authorized unescorted physical access to Critical Cyber Assets, including contractors and service vendors, have an appropriate level of personnel risk assessment, security awareness and training. These activities are to be initiated, documented, reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
Meeting these requirements is now made easier with UtilitySafe. UtilitySafe is a unique all-in-one web service from eVerifile that streamlines a number of CIP 004 tasks:
- Personnel Screening
- Compliance Awareness & Training
- Access Credentialing
eVerifile is committed to assisting electric utilities meet NERC’s Standing CIP 004 which is applicable to any “Responsible Entity.” A “Responsible Entity” is defined by NERC as:
- Reliability Coordinator
- Balancing Authority
- Interchange Authority
- Transmission Service Provider
- Transmission Owner
- Transmission Operator
- Generator Owner
- Generator Operator
- Load Serving Entity
- Regional Reliability Organizations