DYONYX Announces Mock Audit and Assessment Services for the NERC CIP Reliability Standard

DYONYX, the most experienced NERC CIP Reliability Standard consulting firm in the industry, announces the offering of a re-structured NERC CIP Reliability Standard Mock Audit and Security Program Assessment Service. The objective is to ensure that our clients will not only pass upcoming audits, but have implemented a viable and sustainable Security Program.

Many common "mock audits" only provide a snapshot of compliance (using risk-based statistical and random sampling techniques) that, even if a passing grade is obtained, do not guarantee subsequent violations will not surface. DYONYX, on the other hand, takes a different approach. In addition to the "mock audits" task, we prepare the client's subject matter experts for the audit, and we evaluate and assess the viability of our client's Security Program to comply with the requirements of the standard in an efficient, effective and operationally complementary manner. Accordingly, a number of our clients have not only received "zero deficiencies" audit results, but they are confident a sustainable Security Program is in place.

Our success has been based on a number of industry-praised and highly-regarded innovations, templates, and methodologies (intellectual property) developed by DYONYX. Our team of "seasoned" utility executives, engineers, and security specialists average over 30 years of industry experience. Our competitive edge centers on our:

  • Proven ability to design and implement, from the ground up, sustainable process-driven Security Programs using a stable structured framework;
  • Knowledge of real-time systems and their differentiators;
  • Intimate understanding of the provisions of the standard;
  • Knowledge of the underlying utility business and operational processes;
  • Deep experience in network security and vulnerabilities;
  • Internal control and governance mindset; and
  • Passionate staff with the best interest of our clients in mind.

DYONYX has been deeply involved in the development and implementation of security and compliance programs (policies, procedures, processes, and evidentiary documentation) for the last ten years primarily focused on the provisions of the NERC's CIP Reliability Standard. Our team created the original risk-based Critical Asset determination methodology, highly-regarded functional framework, and trained over 900 electric utility security staff in NERC sponsored events. We have subsequently supported over 50 electric utility organizations in the design, implementation, and sustainment activities of CIP Reliability Standard security programs. Our participation with electric utility organizations during the audit provides a unique inside view of the audit process and allows us to assist the organization in providing complete and thorough responses to the many data requests that will be received during the course of the audit.


Founded in 1996, DYONYX LP, is a privately held information technology outsource and consulting firm dedicated to helping clients improve their compliance and security posture and reduce their cost and risk through a proven set of methodologies, extensive experience, deep skills and world class service at reasonable rates. DYONYX provides a comprehensive suite of support services that includes security program designs, IT systems architecture designs, secure network designs, physical and cyber security vulnerability assessments, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, and end-to-end project management.

Contact us now to help you begin your audit preparation and we will respond to your needs in a succinct, logical, and beneficial manner.

Ron Blume
Vice President, Professional Services
1235 North Loop West - Suite 1220
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (214) 726-0201

To learn more, visit www.dyonyx.com


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