White Papers

Achieving Compliance and Improving Security

A Broader Approach to NERC CIP

Categorized Under: Energy, Homeland Security



ICF has extensive experience in regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance, compliance program development, training development, cybersecurity, and transmission modeling. This gives us the broad perspective we need to assist clients with their compliance goals. Organizations within the Bulk Electric System (BES) must comply with cyber security standards established by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). In addition to interpreting these standards properly, organizations should apply best practices in a compliance-plus-security approach.

In this white paper, we provide recommendations for building a culture of both compliance and security so that organizations can reduce the risk of fines, reputational damage, and cyber attacks.

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Authored By

  • Jason Pakes

    PrincipalICF International

    Jason Pakes leads ICF International’s efforts to provide strategic and technical cybersecurity solutions to U.S. federal and civilian agencies and private-sector companies responsible for securing the critical infrastructure of the United States. Mr. Pakes has more than 16 years of industry and consulting experience in assessing and architecting highly complex network and security infrastructures. He has been instrumental in assisting clients develop cybersecurity risk management frameworks, which can then be leveraged to pinpoint vulnerabilities and improve the overall security posture of each client.

    Mr. Pakes is pursuing an M.S. degree in Technology Management from George Mason University and holds several IT/IS industry certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Published: Aug 1, 2011
Source: ICF International

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