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Make CIP-010 compliance easier with Karta's solution

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards are essential for safeguarding the bulk power system. NERC CIP-010, specifically, focuses on configuration change management practices and vulnerability assessments for Bulk Electric System (BES) entities. But navigating its intricacies can feel like wrestling a tiger.

CIP-010 compliance can be a challenge due to:

  • Manual Workload: CIP-010 demands meticulous documentation of baseline configuration and security measures, vulnerability assessments (VAs), and corrective actions. When organizations manage these processes manually or in disparate, siloed systems, they have a higher risk for errors, omissions, and inefficiencies.
  • Data Overload: Power systems generate vast amounts of data. Sifting through the data manually to identify trends, exceeded thresholds, and high criticality issues can be highly arduous.
  • Cross-Team Coordination: Effective CIP-010 compliance requires collaboration between IT, security, and engineering teams. Streamlining communication and ensuring everyone’s on the same page can be difficult.

Automating the Path to Compliance

Automated solutions, specifically Karta’s NERC Compliance Management solution, can revolutionize CIP-010 compliance by:

  • Streamlining workflows: Enforce assembly, schedule, and sign off repetitive tasks like documentation, reporting, and change management, freeing up valuable staff time.
  • Multiple levels of review: Ensure each step of the change management process is executed and by the right team member, from initial request and analysis agains standards, to review and approval, to testing and execution, to post review and automated documentation.
  • Centralizing Data Management: Consolidate change control logs and evidence in the same repository as other NERC evidence request for improved reporting and audit data gathering.
  • Reducing Risk of Errors: Lining up change requests with actual NERC requirements and attestations minimizes human error and oversight, fostering true compliance.

The benefits are clear:

  • Cost reduction:¬†Automation minimizes manual effort, leading to cost savings.
  • Improved Efficiency:¬†Streamlined workflows and data analysis lead to faster compliance cycles.
  • Enhanced Security:¬†Proactive risk identification and mitigation strengthen your security posture.

Ease the burden of CIP-010 by embracing automation through the Karta NERC Compliance solution. The right solution can empower you to transform your change management process it into a powerful tool for safeguarding your BES.

Is NERC CIP-010 compliance giving you a headache? Check out our NERC CIP-010 Change Management data sheet to explore how Karta’s solution can help you demonstrate compliant system changes.

Download CIP-010 Change Management data sheet