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PPC Selected to Participate in Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to Improve Cybersecurity Situational Awareness in the Energy Sector
Project Performance Company, LLC (PPC) a partner of OSIsoft, LLC was selected to implement the OSIsoft PI platform as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). OSIsoft, LLC, is a global leader in operational intelligence and delivery of open enterprise infrastructure solutions to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. The CRADA will enable secure information sharing between Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) environments utilizing a variety of OT and IT technologies which will integrate with the OSIsoft PI platform to demonstrate improved cybersecurity situational awareness against real-life use cases for the power sector. Working with the NCCOE and OSIsoft, PPC is building a core component of this future cybersecurity management system.
This new CRADA builds on PPC’s energy cybersecurity services portfolio which includes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) program which PPC built with OSIsoft PI and has been supporting since 2006.
Achieving the CRADA goals will validate PPC’s recommendations to the energy sector to obtain real-time and near-real-time data from their networks to demonstrate compliance with information security standards from North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the NRC, and NIST guidelines and standards. With situational awareness solution based on OSIsoft PI, the energy sector will be able to detect and remediate anomalous conditions, investigate the chain of events that led to the anomalies, and share findings with other industry partners.
Paul Strasser, PPC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Increasing situational awareness for Industrial Control System Cybersecurity is a critical area of development for our country. PPC is pleased to continue our innovative work in this area with our OSIsoft partner and this CRADA with NIST NCCoE.”
About Project Performance Company
PPC is a leading Information Technology and Management Consulting firm, delivering mission critical solutions to Federal, State, and Local governments and commercial industry. We are best known for Energy Management & Environmental Sustainability Consulting, Records and Knowledge Management solutions, Information Systems Development & Integration, and Cyber Security and Information Assurance services. With offices in the DC Metropolitan Area and elsewhere across the nation, we serve Fortune 500 decision makers and Federal, State, and local government agencies to meet mission critical challenges. Please visit www.PPC.com for more information
Matt McDonald, Vice President