LocusView Solutions, a Chicago-based subsidiary of the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), applied the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to pass penetration tests and compliance auditing in 2015.
LocusView provides a SaaS solutions to the natural gas industry, and wanted to go beyond standard regulatory compliance to save money and streamline the audit process.
As organizations spend more time and efforts to fight data breaches and fears of fallout from a data loss, IT teams like LocusView can begin comparing existing cybersecurity practices to the NIST Framework to quickly identify any gaps in pinpointing, assessing, and managing risks in their networks.
The NIST Framework was created for critical infrastructure — banking, aviation, defense — all organizations can easily apply the principles to their operations. While traditional audit-focused standards value policies and checklists, NIST’s risk-based approach focuses on business and customers.
As part of an in-depth audit, LocusView used the NIST Framework to ensure everything from customer data to cloud-based networks are truly secure.
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About Patrick Kerpan
Patrick Kerpan is a co-founder and CEO of Cohesive Networks. He responsible for directing product, technology and sales strategy. Prior to 2013, Patrick was also CTO. He has more than 20 years of software and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he was the CTO of Borland Software Corp which he joined through the acquisition of Bedouin, Inc., a company he founded. Before founding Bedouin, Patrick was a managing director responsible for derivatives technology at multiple global investment banks.
Patrick is a recognized Cloud and networking thought leader, and frequently presents and writes for technology events and publications.