To provide customers with several payment options, the Utilities Department of the Village of Jackson Center in Ohio accepts bank account direct and credit card payments. To ensure the security of customer information and thwart cyber intrusions overall, Jackson Center took advantage of cybersecurity services offered by its electric service wholesale supplier, American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP). With the help of an assessment conducted by AMP personnel, Jackson Center has developed a culture of cyber vigilance and addresses vulnerabilities through an effective step-by-step process that is manageable for a small staff.
OT Engineering & Regulatory Compliance
You don’t need to be an expert in IT or have a huge consulting budget to champion your utility’s cybersecurity program. First and foremost, you must recognize that every city employee, utility employee, and governing official plays a key role in maintaining a cyber defense that protects business operations.
Understand the cyber threat landscape, learn how to estimate the true financial costs of a cyber crime, and get tips on building your budget and risk management strategies. Register for this two-part webinar series to be held in June 2020 by the American Public Power Association Academy. Speakers include representatives from AESI-US, Inc. and Marsh Wortham Power Gen Insurance, marketing partners of Hometown Connections Inc.
Cyber criminals are trying to leverage the COVID-19 emergency by sending out “phishing” attacks that lure internet users to click on malicious links or files. Through emails with phony pledges for health information, hackers are gaining access to sensitive data. AESI-US, Inc. is deploying remote cybersecurity services to help community-owned utilities protect against these dangerous COVID-19 phishing attacks.
Expanding the scope of services offered to public power systems, AESI-US, Inc. is helping municipal utilities maximize the return on their operations technology (OT) investments and optimize operations. AESI’s technical knowledge and real-world utility expertise in IT/OT engineering provides vital support to utility personnel.
Reports of high profile cyber attacks on banks, insurance companies, large retailers, the military, and more are all over the media. In response, these institutions have dedicated great resources to harden their cyber defenses. While still targets, these major institutions are increasingly difficult to penetrate. So where are hackers turning their sights?
Federal regulatory compliance obligations are complex and time-consuming. Minimize your utility’s workload and risk profile by bringing in AESI-US, Inc. to meet your obligations for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), NERC Operations & Planning (O&P), NIST Cybersecurity, and Privacy regulations. Read More about Reduce Your Compliance Burden »