Guide to Help Energy Utilities with Asset Management

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working on a project to help energy utilities and the oil and gas industry develop an automated solution to better manage their industrial control system (ICS) assets.

The practice guide aims to help energy sector companies implement an asset management solution to monitor and manage ICS assets at all times. Standards and best practices were used to deploy strong asset management solutions that use open and scalable standards. The guide also maps capabilities to NIST guidance and control families, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

"Many organizations lack a complete view of their operational technology (OT) assets and processes. This guide presents the cybersecurity risks associated with a lack of visibility of energy sector assets and how to mitigate those risks using commercially available technology," said Jim McCarthy, NCCoE senior security engineer.

The practice guide is available for download and open for comments.

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