Securing Utilities and Energy against cyber and insider attacks.
Discover how Risk Cognizance cybersecurity solutions assist energy and utility organizations to achieve and maintain compliance, reducing attack surface, improving efficiencies and lowering IT expenses.

Securing Utilities and Energy
Against Cyber Attacks

Utility and energy companies, as well as standards bodies, are Risk Cognizance services to take exceptional precautions to protect critical infrastructure equipment, SCADA networks, and vital application servers from cyber threats. Risk Cognizance provides assistance with utility and energy organizations’ compliance mandates to improve critical infrastructure security, helping them to comply with a slew of government laws, including NIST, CIP, CMMC, and NERC.


Electric-power and gas companies are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational, and process frameworks can significantly reduce cyber-related risks.

Companies in these industries are critical to national infrastructure, thus they must be proactive in focusing on potential threats based on a combination of access risks, vulnerabilities, attack patterns, and known exploits. While vulnerability and access risk management can assist discourage and detect breaches in computer network security, firms in these industries also require utility cybersecurity and network device security for power and electrical systems.


Given that the most recent danger to energy firms has come from IT – specifically ransomware – it is crucial to focus on protecting critical IT systems that, if compromised, could have an indirect influence on their OT systems. This is primarily applicable to business process management systems, such as logistics and billing systems, that are required for their OT to continue supporting regular output.

Risk Cognizance security consultants and security solutions help firms keep visibility into and better prepare to defend vital systems by providing ongoing awareness of their network architecture and segmentation.

  • Reduce the likelihood of a damaging cyber intrusion
  • Take steps to quickly detect a potential intrusion
  • Ensure that the organization is prepared to respond if an intrusion occurs
  • Maximize the organization’s resilience to a destructive cyber incident

Why Risk Cognizance Security Consulting For Utility And Energy Services?

Risk Cognizance Consulting is here to help, by implementing a full security program, vulnerability testing, penetration testing, and security solutions such as SEIM, DLP, and DDoS mitigation strategies.

Comply with: DFAR, NIST 800 171/53, ITAR, CMMC, ISO 27001, AFI 33-210 Compliance, DFARS 252.204-7008, DFARS 252.204-7009, DFARS 252.204-7012 and other DOD Directives.

Cyber security is a serious challenge for the energy sector, impacting national security, public safety, and the nation’s economy. As attacks grow in sophistication and IT infrastructure becomes more complex, security teams are under more pressure than ever. Protecting the utilities that power our lives has never been more important.