Network & Security Technologies (N&ST)
While most widely known as leading NERC CIP Consultants, N&ST takes a comprehensive holistic approach to security, reliability, and network consulting with a specialization in the electrical utility sector at large. We are best known for our expertise in North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards because we have helped entities across all 8 NERC Regions become fully NERC CIP compliant, have unmatched client retention, and have been specializing in CIP longer than most of our peers. N&ST has also partnered with several especially reputable firms that provide NERC 693 compliance consulting, allowing N&ST to address the full gamut of NERC Compliance needs our electric utility clients may have. N&ST has earned a remarkably positive reputation and our 100% client retention rate is to show for it.
N&ST offers a modular and sequential set of NERC CIP Consulting service offerings from program assessment to complete program creation. N&ST offers Information Security Consulting that span the full information technology lifecycle including network design, cyber vulnerability assessments, and secure penetration testing. Download our tear sheet for more information.
N&ST and our employees give a lot back to the community through donations and regular participation in fund raising events such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Ride for Life and The American Red Cross, among others. In 2016 alone, N&ST made over $80,000 in charitable contributions and is on track to exceed that number in 2017. In 2017, N&ST was invited to participate in a review by the Better Business Bureau and as a result was accredited with a rating of A+ on a scale of F to A+.
-Responsible Entity in the SERC Region
Ten years ago, enterprise network designs included only user names and passwords to secure their enterprises. Many factors have driven the merger of the networking and security disciplines:
- Businesses relying more and more on their networks
- Development of an ever increasing forms of threats to the network
- Convergence of voice and data
- Regulatory changes
- Homeland Security and Protection of our nation’s Critical Infrastructure
- Development of new security and networking technologies
- Creation of new web-based businesses
- Movement of traditional businesses to the web