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Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has awarded BRIDGE Energy Group with gold in the 2018 Global Excellence Awards, New Products and Services category for compliance solution. 

The award is for Continuous Compliance, part of the BRIDGE BREAKTHRU suite, which is said to remove burdensome tasks from key resources, enabling them to tackle emerging threats.

The managed service reduces resource loading and spending enabling utilities to focus on securing their broader set of T&D operations and assets from evolving threats to the grid.

More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and selected BRIDGE Continuous Compliance for its ability to streamline compliance monitoring and maintenance while driving down budgets.

Through this service offering, the company’s customers receive a sustainable, highly-effective solution for managing and performing compliance activities while also evaluating the likelihood of future compliance issues -- at a fraction of the cost typically associated with these types of compliance adherence activities.

“Achieving effective compliance is not a moment in time but rather a continual process that can consume a considerable amount of time and money. For this reason, BRIDGE has created our Continuous Compliance service to enable utility organisations to cost-effectively achieve and remain in a state of compliance,” said Richard Jones, vice president of BRIDGE Energy Group.

“Info Security Products Guide has validated our solution to protect a utility’s operations as a gold standard. We are honored to receive this distinction and pledge to continue our work helping utilities efficiently protect and preserve operations.”

BRIDGE’s data-driven managed service approach minimises disruption to a utility’s internal team while ensuring consistency in key compliance activities. Continuous Compliance includes the services and metrics that reduce the likelihood of compliance violations, such as those from complexity and performance failures.

BRIDGE’s experienced NERC CIP compliance and security experts are dedicated to addressing the standards and requirements critical to protecting real-time systems from deep within grid operations and all the way to the grid edge.