Cigital assists energy and utility companies in application security and vulnerability assessment. In partnership with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the company has created the ‘Guide to Developing a Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation Plan’, for helping utilities address cyber security risks holistically and systematically. The guide is structured to make it easy for organizations to decide on and make improvements to the security posture of their installations starting from day one. Cigital has also assisted DOE to put together Electric Subsector Cyber-security Capability Maturity Model (ES-C2M2), a common set of industry-vetted cyber-security practices for energy sector. It provides a mechanism, comprising of a maturity model, an evaluation tool, and DOE facilitated self-evaluations, that helps organizations evaluate, prioritize, and improve cyber-security capabilities. “The ES-C2M2 model is publicly available and can be leveraged by any organization for self-evaluation to enhance its cyber-security capabilities,” says Wyatt.
Additionally, Cigital empowers utilities to address NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance requirements for annual Cyber Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) audits.
With our managed service approach, companies can move at the speed of innovation without sacrificing security
While helping electric utility companies to address the cyber challenges, Cigital executives have realized the importance of spreading awareness about the cyber attacks and provide expert training to thwart it. The firm offers Instructor-Led Software Security Training, an offline hand-on course and Online Application Security Training, an on-demand eLearning application security training classes.
Cigital, with a holistic approach to application security, goes beyond traditional testing services and helps organizations to identify, remediate, and prevent vulnerabilities in the applications that power their business. The firm offers a balance of managed services, professional services, and products tailored to fit utility’s specific needs. “With our managed service approach, companies can move at the speed of innovation without sacrificing security,” says Wyatt.
Cigital, headquartered in Dulles with regional offices throughout North America, Europe and India, will continue to develop their solution bag to help secure electric cooperatives across continents.