Intellibind and Red Tiger Security Enter into Strategic Partnership for NERC CIP Compliance

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The market leader in NERC Compliance Services, Intellibind Technologies LLC, and a worldwide leader in control systems security, Red Tiger Security, announced a strategic partnership to improve control systems security and NERC CIP compliance implementations for electric power utilities.

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"For electric power utilities under the NERC CIP standards, the combination of Red Tiger Security and Intellibind offers NERC CIP compliance and controls systems security in one solution."

Intellibind, the market leader in NERC compliance services across North America, and Red Tiger Security, a worldwide leader in control systems security, today announced a strategic partnership. The partnership will enable electric power utilities, the oil and gas industry and the chemical industry to benefit from a fusion of both companies core abilities. This will be accomplished through coordination and technical integration of compliance and security related service offerings and through coordinated marketing and sales. This partnership will be of particular value to electric power utilities that must comply with the NERC CIP cyber security standard.

“Intellibind and Red Tiger personnel have worked effectively together on many security and compliance related projects and this strategic partnership is the ideal way to present the combination of capabilities to our clients.” said Bill Addington, CEO of Intellibind.

Jonathan Pollet, Founder of Red Tiger Security, expanded by saying, “We have proven the synergy of the two companies. Previously Bill and I have teamed up in security and compliance projects for ERCOT, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, BHP Billiton and more. We have also collaborated in producing security and compliance oriented papers for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The positive working relationship delivered tangible benefits to our clients and we look forward to an even closer relationship as part of this strategic partnership.”

With compliance and cyber security becoming more connected, as in the NERC CIP standards, being able to present both an in depth compliance approach and an in depth controls systems security approach is critical. Electric power utilities in particular benefit by lowering the overall cost of NERC CIP compliance through Intellibind’s NERC compliance products such as CIPSwift, while ensuring that compliance also means security by integrating the controls systems security expertise presented by Red Tiger.

“Both Red Tiger and Intellibind have ongoing research functions that ensure we are up to date within our respective expertise. It is difficult for a cyber security firm to be fully aware of all the nuances of compliance to regulations and standards and equally challenging for a compliance oriented organization to fully stay abreast of the latest in control systems security. The combination of ongoing research in both areas ensures clients are receiving the best possible advice and implementations.” Bill Addington added.

ABOUT INTELLIBIND - The Power of Sustainable Compliance

Intellibind Technologies LLC is the leader in providing NERC compliance solutions to the power industry covering all NERC Reliability Standards, including the NERC CIP cyber security standards. Intellibind’s compliance procedures, audit services and compliance management offerings are recognized as the highest quality in the industry. As an example, this recognition has led to Intellibind’s current role in helping establish a NERC compliance monitoring and enforcement program for a province in Canada. Intellibind on the web is at http://www.intellibind.com.

ABOUT RED TIGER SECURITY - Securing Critical Infrastructure

The Red Tiger Security team has a long history of focused services as it relates to SCADA, EMS, DCS, and process control systems. The original founder, as well as many of the Red Tiger team members, has performed more security assessments for the oil and gas industry than any other organization, particularly on live operating equipment. Red Tiger also conducts ongoing research, education and training in the control systems security field including writing numerous white papers, providing speakers for over 75 industry conferences and workshops and establishing a 5 day control systems security training curriculum. Red Tiger on the Internet is located at http://www.redtigersecurity.com.

For inquiries contact Mo Gordon with Intellibind at 801-855-NERC or use the contact page at http://www.intellibind.com.

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