What is “The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) program?”
Traditionally, maintaining and demonstrating compliance with NERC CIP involves manual collection of evidence. People spend hours collecting and documenting human activity, business processes, policies, and snapshots of limited technical data. Yet weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual vulnerability scans and configurations really don’t do much for operational security. Nonetheless, NERC CIP can add operational security value if measured using real-time data.
As a native Splunk powered solution, Q-Compliance solves the problem of manual compliance efforts using a data-driven approach. Splunk is the best solution for ingesting data and providing visibility in near real-time. Additionally, by applying a compliance lens to near real-time data being ingested across your enterprise, Q-Compliance automatically assesses it against the NERC CIP controls. In short, data is complicated and hard to contextualize. But this is where Qmulos excels.
Can Qmulos Truly Automate NERC CIP Compliance?
Q-Compliance also gives the user the ability to upload policy, procedure and file evidence as well as automatically log human activity. It is specifically designed to keep audit evidence all in one place, making compliance efforts more organized and efficient. Additionally, Q-Compliance aligns specific security controls with the NERC standards to use real-time log and event data from Splunk, enabling automation of the assessment and scoring of your organization’s practices against NERC CIP. Furthermore, we codified industry best practices into the workflow of the solution. This approach helps your organization institutionalize and optimize the processes that improve your cyber posture and protect critical cyber assets.
The Journey to Compliance Automation Starts Here
Regardless of your organizations maturity with the NERC CIP controls, Qmulos has you covered. With near immediate return on investment, Q-Compliance gets you started quickly and grows with you as your capabilities evolve. Click here to download our NERC CIP white paper and find out how Q-Compliance will benefit your organization.