NOVEMBER 30, 2015
DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM AUDIT
Northwest Electrical Services LLC performed an on and off site inspection and audit of a utility distributed control system for the island utility generating plant.
The audit covered the following critical areas of focus:
- Application and software maintenance
- Software change management and security
- Network design and infrastructure
- Network Security
- Human resource capabilities
Following the audit, a detailed report and recommended plan was provided to address areas of documentation, change management, human resource requirements, software and application upgrade / maintenance paths.
Additionally, recommendations were made to enhance cybersecurity and network architecture in conjunction with industry best standards.