Companies in the energy industry today are confronted with unprecedented cyber security challenges. They need to safeguard their mission-critical information assets against criminal hackers and internal employees who use sophisticated means to steal personal and financial information for monetary gain, disrupt online services or other pernicious behavior. At the same time, the regulatory environment in the energy sector continues to grow in complexity and companies in the sector struggle to comply with regulations, such as FERC, NERC, EPA, and NRC.
NextLabs provides a solution to automate the enforcement of complex, and sometimes overlapping, regulatory requirements so energy organizations remain fully compliant at all times. Attribute based policies protect against unauthorized access to and sharing of regulated data by confirming that attributes about the user and the context match the required attributes needed to grant access to the sensitive information. This allows for a fine, granular level of access control. If conditions for authorized access, such as nationality, location, device, project, etc., are not met, the NextLabs solution does not allow access. The process is automated and seamless to the user.
Collaboration inside the enterprise, with remote offices and mobile workers, and outside the enterprise, with extended supply chain partners and outsourcers, can now safely take place. Improper access to and disclosure of regulated data is prevented and all activities are centrally monitored to demonstrate export control compliance.