The Public Service Company recently announced it had deployed new software for Critical Infrastructure
The Public Service Company of New Mexico recently announced it had implemented new cybersecurity software to secure its operations. The new cybersecurity software was deployed as part of a partnership with AlertEnterprise to help the Public Service company modernize its operations.
As the largest utility in New Mexico, the Public Service Company, the recently announced effort promises to modernize the operation’s security platform by utilizing a single unified interface which allows for central management of logical and critical infrastructure operations. Previously, the utility’s cybersecurity platform was decentralized and manually operated.
In addition to increasing efficiency at the Public Service Company, the new cybersecurity system will help the utility comply with critical infrastructure security regulations. AlertEnterprise’s solution features automated audit and compliance reporting to help organizations meet CIP-004 regulatory standards as defined by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
“The software’s ability to manage convergence across physical, logical and OT environments is a true business enabler and aligns with our vision for digital transformation,” Gary Todd, associate director of cybersecurity for the Public Services Company, said in a press release.
Who is AlertEnterprise
AlertEnterprise uniquely eliminates silos and uncovers blended threats across IT Security, Physical Access Controls and Industrial Control Systems for true prevention of insider threat, fraud, theft, sabotage and acts of terrorism. AlertEnterprise delivers Enterprise IAM, industry-specific Operational Compliance Management, as well as Situational Awareness with continuous monitoring and incident management for effective response to critical threats and protection of critical infrastructure for Critical Infrastructure and many other industries.
Sentry Cyber SCADA
Sentry Cyber SCADA/ICS (“Sentry Cyber” for short) is a unique Cybersecurity crossover software product that correlates threats from Cybersecurity, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), Industrial Control Systems and DCS (Distributed Control Systems). These systems are prevalent in most asset-intensive industries like Utilities, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Transportation etc. and are generally referred to as Operational Technology or OT.
Sentry Cyber also has the ability to integrate with IT Security Automation tools such as Vulnerability Scanners, SIEM (Security Event and Incident Management) Tools, IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection / Protection) and Security Configuration Management. As part of the Enterprise Sentry family of products from AlertEnterprise, Sentry Cyber applies additional intelligence in the form of organizational identities, job functions and behavioral analytics as well. By combining physical security monitoring with IT and OT alerts and events, Sentry Cyber becomes the perfect solution to deliver Critical Infrastructure Protection.