NERC CIP Compliance Solutions

North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) Compliance

The Critical Infrastructure Protection standards developed by NERC include critical aspects of both operational and physical security controls as well as incident response and recovery.

How EiQ Helps

EiQ’s SOCVue Security Monitoring service helps organizations address NERC CIP by providing 24/7/365 security monitoring and reporting on system events and critical security controls, as required by CIP-007-5 R4.

EiQ’s offers the SOCVue Vulnerability Management service provides vulnerability detection and remediation guidance designed to help address the NERC v5 requirements CIP-007-5 and CIP-010-5.

With the Security Monitoring on-premise deployment option, EiQ’s SOC team can also proactively assess several additional security controls, which are based on the SANS/CIS Critical Security Controls*, in order to reduce your compliance risk. The security controls are directly mapped to relevant sections of NERC CIPv5.

Our SOC team will work with your organization to enable the reporting you need to help meet your compliance objectives with ease.

Critical Security Control

NERC CIP v5

How SOCVue Security Monitoring Addresses

How SOCVue Vulnerability Management Addresses

Critical Security Control #1: Inventory of Authorized and Unauthorized Devices

CIP-002-5 R1

CIP-002-5 R2

SOCVue security analysts can monitor DHCP event logs to track the identity of devices connecting to the network and help detect unauthorized devices.

SOCVue security analysts will conduct Qualys discovery scans in order to build an inventory of authorized and unauthorized devices.

Critical Security Control #4: Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation

CIP-007-5 R2

CIP-010-5 R3

SOCVue security analysts can help you correlate data from a wide variety of commercial vulnerability scanners with real-time security event data for enhanced alerting and reporting.

SOCVue Vulnerability Management includes Qualys vulnerability scanning along with our SOCVue security analysts to manage the tool and guide you with recommended action. New vulnerabilities can be quickly detected and appropriate staff notified.

Critical Security Control #6: Maintenance, Monitoring, and Analysis of Audit Logs

CIP-007-5 R4

SOCVue Security Monitoring provides the people, process, and technology needed to collect, monitor, and analyze audit logs. Monitoring audit logs can provide valuable security insight and help detect advanced threats.

Critical Security Control #9: Limitation and Control of Network Ports

CIP-007-5 R1

SOCVue security analysts will help you establish a whitelist/blacklist of ports and protocols and assess whether any unauthorized ports, protocols, and services are running on a network.

SOCVue Vulnerability Management provides vulnerability scanning technology from Qualys to help detect vulnerable port and protocol usage on your IT assets.

*Additional controls auditing available with on-premise Security Monitoring deployments

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Now with both of EiQ’s security services combined, I can be much more proactive in seeing what’s happening in my network and I have the added bonus of an amazing company to help me identify and fix issues quickly and efficiently.
Andrew Bezenah Information Technology and Information Security Manager
Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group