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Security Convergence for Utilities & Critical Infrastructures

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The New Math for Information Technology, Operational Technology and Physical Security for Secure Workforce and Workplace Access Management

Utilities are extra-critical infrastructures with complex security requirements. New sophisticated threats that live in both cyber and physical domains stand poised and ready to attack—with potential, ongoing risk to IT, Operational Technology (OT), and Physical Security. Addressing these escalating threats requires a new formula and approach where 1 + 1 + 1 equals 0. With the objective of zero compliance violations and a new level of security, a converged solution is the best way to close the security gaps and deliver automated policy and compliance enforcement.

Alert Enterprise delivers enterprise-wide security, governance, compliance, policy enforcement, automation and workforce management to the Utility and Critical Infrastructure sectors in a single platform that makes physical and logical access and identity management a seamless part of business operations.

Capabilities

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Enterprise identity and access governance

Alert Enterprise software extends beyond IT to include security and operational risk management for power generation, transmission, distribution and the Smart Grid, delivering operational security across the entire Utility and
other Critical Infrastructure Enterprise.

Empower your business managers with a complete view of risks so they can make access and security-related decisions without excessive demands on IT. Our software integrates across enterprise applications, legacy systems, physical facilities and critical assets.

Real-time integration with leading HR systems such as SAP SuccessFactors, allows you to conduct upfront risk analysis for the entire population, streamlining and automating secure physical access provisioning.

Extend the capabilities of compliance applications like SAP GRC to include monitoring of NERC and NERC CIP controls, as well as State or Local Public Utility Commission Guidelines.

Take the guesswork out of approving access to applications based on specific roles within the organization. Manage physical access to facilities, substations, control rooms and power generation stations – from one place.

Monitor all your Operational systems (Energy Management Systems for Transmission Operations, Protective Relays in Substations or Generation Management) while providing granular OT access control permissions. With OT convergence, our software allows only those with a legitimate need to access critical assets.

With the objective of zero compliance violations and a new level of security, a converged solution is the best way to close the security gaps and deliver automated policy and compliance enforcement.

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Security Operations and threat prevention

Meet SCADA-related security and safety challenges head-on. Alert Enterprise software enables your security personnel to correlate staff entry into sensitive locations with work-order issuance as well as prior access patterns.

Combine the monitoring of badge access activity
via video surveillance with IT, HR and cybersecurity
related information in a single unified application.
Alert Enterprise software can leverage in-memory
fast computing capabilities of SAP® HANA™ to mine
information through millions of events, alerts and actions for split-second informed response.

Detect end-point cyber attacks as well as blended physical-logical threats against gateways, head-ends and control points, to ensure reliability and provide protection from malicious threat actors.

Proactively enforce provisions of 10 CFR 73.54 and 73.55 by automating the monitoring and assessments for Cyber Digital Assets (CDAs).

Gain a unified view of threats across the enterprise and deploy rules-based solutions to prevent malicious acts, sabotage, terrorism and cyber threats.

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Nerc CIP compliance

Enable security, risk and compliance management professionals within your organization to not only detect and identify violations, but to remediate them in real-time. Our software enables your security staff to remove physical access to systems and facilities with a single click and invoke mitigating controls like additional video surveillance or proximity tracking.

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David Cassady

Chief Strategy Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions. 

As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP. 

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Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

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Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.

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Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.
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Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.