The technology partnership will allow US utilities to comply with NERC CIP and other evolving cybersecurity requirements.
Tripwire, a US software company providing cybersecurity and compliance solutions, has partnered with Eaton, an Ireland-based global power management company, to strengthen cybersecurity compliance for US utilities. The technology partnership between Tripwire and Eaton will help to avoid the process of manually entering data across disparate compliance and risk tools. It will benefit US utilities with quicker and easier compliance with evolving cybersecurity requirements such as NERC CIP. Furthermore, it will be enabling Tripwire Enterprise for Industrial Devices to automate the process of data analysis and collection from the Eaton IED Manager Software monitoring intelligent electronic devices, including connected input/output, remote terminal units, and relays.
“Our grid automation solutions yield powerful data for a smarter grid, while the Eaton enterprise-wide cybersecurity approach enables Eaton customers to meet stringent expectations and specifications for secure power. Our company is building strong industry partnerships, which include Tripwire, that support customers to save time and simplify when assessing their substations’ NERC-CIP compliance,” said Eaton’s Global Marketing Director of Energy Automation Solutions, Ken Polarek.
Partnership to help utility companies operate with confidence
“Our partnership with Eaton allows utilities to operate with confidence and run their cybersecurity programs more efficiently. The integration of our complementary technologies improves the security of critical substation environments by streamlining processes and tools, without having to risk interruptions to their operations,” said Tripwire’s VP and GM of Industrial Cybersecurity, Kristen Poulos.
In January 2020, Tripwire joined the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a founding member and introduced its Tripwire Industrial Appliance line of security hardware for visibility and threat management for industrial networks. The company announced that these new developments reflect the expansion of its industrial cybersecurity capabilities. At the end of 2019, it signed a technology agreement with Baker Hughes. As per the agreement, its industrial cybersecurity capabilities will be integrated into the SecurityST solution of Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business.