TDi Technologies Releases Newest ‘NERC-CIP Requirements’ Whitepaper Addressing Security Vulnerabilities of Remote Access Management to the Bulk Energy System

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CIP-005-5 R2 is focused on ensuring that the security of the Bulk Energy System is not compromised by remote access. This 3rd in the series whitepaper discusses the requirements and approaches to meeting the challenge of Remote Access Management for the Bulk Energy System.

TDi Technologies, the leader in IT Foundation Management, today announced the availability of the third in the series of NERC CIP whitepapers entitled “CIP-005-5 R2 DRAFT: Understanding the Security Requirements for Remote Access Management to the Bulk Energy System”. CIP-005-5 R2 is focused on ensuring that the security of the Bulk Energy System is not compromised by remote access. The whitepaper discusses the requirements and approaches to meeting the challenge of Remote Access Management for the Bulk Energy System.

The NERC-CIP standard is the primary knowledge resource used by the Utility industry to ensure our nation’s power grid is protected from unintentional (accidental) and intentional (malicious) disruption.

Topics covered in the whitepaper include:

  •     Discussion of key requirements of CIP-005-5 R2 and Remote Access Management
  •     Explanation of the traditional role performed by Intermediate Devices for remote access
  •     Discussion of the advanced role of the Intermediate Device as a single source of all remote access activity
  •     Summary of the Best Practice for Remote Access Management

The whitepaper is intended to provide useful and educational content that can assist Utility companies in providing secure, dependable power to our Nation without interruption.

To download a copy of this whitepaper or others in the series, visit: http://www.tditechnologies.com/our-customers/utilities.

About TDi Technologies
TDi Technologies is the leader in IT Foundation Management, delivering IT Foundation Management solutions to a global customer base with key verticals including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Utilities, Healthcare, and Government. The company’s solutions help customers reduce operating costs, meet foundational compliance requirements, secure the IT foundation, and improve IT Service delivery. TDi Technologies is the first solution provider to offer a unified system of operation and management over the IT foundation. The company’s patented technology provides automation, optimization, control, and management capabilities that dramatically improve the ability of IT to meet the demands of the business.

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