FREMONT, Calif. January 12, 2011 — AlertEnterprise, Inc., today announced its sponsorship of cyber security initiatives spearheaded by the National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization (NESCO). NESCO is an independent public-private partnership operated by EnergySec with funding assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy.
This sponsorship aims to assist NESCO with its objective to foster and enhance cyber security best practices through an avenue of information sharing within the electric sector. NESCO serves as a focal point to bring together utilities, federal agencies, regulators and researchers to cultivate discussions around countering the toughest vulnerabilities and threats to cyber security.
“AlertEnterprise is leveraging its experience in security, risk and compliance for the energy grid to assist organizations in taking a proactive, rather than reactive approach to cybersecurity threats,” says AlertEnterprise CEO, Jasvir Gill. “AlertEnterprise has a game-changing vision to secure the electric grid from acts of sabotage and threat. We will work with EnergySec, through NESCO, to promote new security methodologies and best practices for the bulk electric grid and its critical infrastructure.”
“Utilities must use a holistic approach including both physical and electronic security to ensure reliability of critical operations. Sponsorships from companies such as AlertEnterprise demonstrate strong support from the software community for EnergySec’s efforts through the NESCO to advance security in the electric sector and beyond,” says EnergySec CEO, Patrick Miller. “In addition to a significant financial contribution to NESCO’s initiatives, AlertEnterprise has provided thought leadership, best practices and expertise highly useful to NESCO and its participants.”
In addition to Critical Infrastructure Protection, AlertEnterprise has successfully created solutions for Airport Security, Power Generation, Nuclear Power Plant Cyber Security, Federal Cross-Agency Identity and Access Management, and Multi-Regulatory Compliance Automation.
AlertEnterprise leverages Security Convergence technology to deliver Enterprise Identity and Access Governance and enable active policy enforcement for true prevention of insider threat, fraud, theft, sabotage and acts of terrorism. AlertEnterprise uniquely eliminates silos and uncovers blended threats across IT security, Physical Access Controls and Industrial Control Systems. AlertEnterprise delivers Enterprise IAM, multi-regulatory compliance management, as well as Situational Awareness for effective response to critical threats and protection of critical infrastructure for utilities, airports, federal agencies and many other industries.www.alertenterprise.com
The National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization (or NESCO) is the first public-private partnership of its kind in the electric sector. NESCO serves as a focal point bringing together utilities, federal agencies, regulators, researchers, and academics. This group, along with domestic and international experts, developers, and users help to focus cybersecurity research and development priorities, to identify and disseminate effective common practices, and organize the collection, analysis and dissemination of infrastructure vulnerabilities and threats. NESCO works to identify and support efforts to enhance cybersecurity of the electric infrastructure. This program is being partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Energy Sector Security Consortium (EnergySec) is a private forum of information security, physical security, audit, and disaster recovery and business continuity professionals from energy industry utilities. Participation is national, including all regions through North America, with members from most states and provinces. In addition to its primary website, the group hosts a secure information exchange wiki and meets on a regular basis to discuss current security issues, events, tactics and strategies relevant to the energy sector. EnergySec is incorporated as a non-profit organization and is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. For more information, visit www.energysec.org
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