Complying with the NERC CIP Regulations


The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) plan is a set of evolving regulatory standards adopted in 2006 aimed at regulating, enforcing, and monitoring the security of the Bulk Electric System (BES) in North America. NERC is certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the body that establishes and enforces these reliability standards.

The NERC CIP compliance standards include many of the same common cybersecurity practices as other frameworks, such as NIST CSF or IEC 62443. However, they are more prescriptive and are enforceable by fines for non-compliance on the BES operators which are subject to them.

Which NERC CIP Requirements Does Nozomi Networks Support?

Our solution helps you implement eleven of the CIP requirements.

View NERC CIP Mapping Guide
BES Cyber System Categorization
Security Management Controls
Personnel & Training
Electronic Security Perimeter(s)
System Security Management
Incident Reporting and Response Planning
Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems
Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments
Information Protection
Communications between Control Centers
Supply Chain Risk Management

How Does Nozomi Networks Support NERC CIP Compliance?

Asset Visibility & Vulnerability Assessment

Nozomi Networks’ automated asset identification saves time and helps achieve a centralized view of your ICS and its related assets. Nozomi Networks’ comprehensive vulnerability analysis supports prioritized and efficient risk reduction efforts with actionable insights on remediation steps, patches and upgrades.

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Network Monitoring & Threat Detection

Our AI-driven network monitoring and threat detection quickly identifies any anomalous activity within a CIP-networked environment to meet NERC’s new internal network security monitoring (INSM) requirements.

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Dashboards & Reporting

Dashboards, query capabilities and forensic tools identify root causes, enhance incident response efforts and facilitate NERC CIP compliance reporting.

Our content packs feature makes it easy to prove compliance with regulatory standards, including NERC CIP.

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Why Choose Nozomi Networks for NERC CIP Compliance?


We truly value our customers and take pride in having the industry’s highest customer retention rate. But don’t take our word for it. Read why our customers rank us #1 on Gartner Peer Reviews here.

Accuracy & Depth

Our asset intelligence and security data delivers the insights that matter to our customers. Our solution supports hundreds of protocols for passive discovery, as well as smart polling and an endpoint security sensor, making the flexibility and depth of our asset inventory and anomaly detection capabilities unmatched.

Robust Data Reporting

Our Dashboards and Content Packs allow users to quickly create a shareable format for the data they need to meet and prove compliance with regulatory standards, including NERC CIP.

Expertise in Electricity Sector

Electric utilities around the world rely on us to keep their energy infrastructure reliable and secure, with 5 of the top 10 electric utilities selecting Nozomi Networks as their OT cybersecurity and compliance partner.

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