AESI-US, Inc. (Acumen) provides cyber and physical security engineering and consulting for community-owned utilities (electric, water, gas). Leaning on best practices and industry standards, Acumen supports the planning, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive security solutions. Services include risk assessments, product assessments, network architecture reviews, penetration testing, hands-on day-to-day routine tasks, and regulatory compliance. Beyond security, Acumen works for optimal communication and resiliency when integrating IT/OT technologies.
The initial step for protecting the utility from cyber attack is learning where the vulnerabilities exist. Through the Cybersecurity Check Up, Acumen conducts a survey-based assessment, including a review of the representative set of existing cybersecurity-related policies, standards, and procedures based on the survey results, and test high-risk web applications. The utility receives a quick health check by remotely discovering vulnerability indicators and identifying an initial path to cyber resilience. The Cybersecurity Check Up is Ideal for utilities requiring a starting point for a cybersecurity program or a quick health check of an existing cybersecurity program.
Acumen provides cybersecurity services as part of the Hometown Connections Cybersecurity Program.
ALERT: As the recent reports on the SolarWinds breach make clear, supply chain/third-party breaches are the most significant cyber risk you face. Acumen has developed a robust Supply Chain/Third Party Cybersecurity Management Program based on authoritative standards. See HERE for full details.
The OT engineering consulting team at Acumen helps utilities manage operational complexity and maximize the benefits of technology investments. Acumen’s expertise is not confined to one particular system or technology. Acumen can manage, integrate, and optimize the entire IT/OT ecosystem including – SCADA, EMS, ADMS, DERMS, AMI, GIS, OMS, data historians, telecommunications, field equipment, control rooms, and data centers.
Along with supporting the OT technology lifecycle, Acumen provides practical, cost-effective federal regulatory compliance services tailored to meet your utility’s needs. Covering federal regulatory obligations across the enterprise , Acumen compliance assurance focuses on supporting the foundation of a good compliance program, promoting a culture of compliance and managing an organization’s risk. Acumen identifies risks and closes gaps in compliance processes, documents procedures that achieve and sustain compliance, implements internal controls to monitor compliance, and utilizes software tools to reduce risk and the compliance burden.
Download this catalog covering Acumen’s twenty-six courses in four practice areas:
- Cybersecurity Services
- Operational Technology Services
- Regulatory Compliance Services
- Energy Solutions
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