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Insider Threat Prevention for Energy and Utility Companies

Ensure operational resilience, prevent espionage, and meet cybersecurity
requirements with a full-cycle insider risk management platform.

The challenge

With complex supply chains and heavy reliance on information and operational technology, energy and utility companies face many challenges when trying to minimize security risks:

Preventing misuse and abuse of user privileges

Complying with relevant cybersecurity requirements

Protecting sensitive data and systems from cyberattacks and insider threats

Ensuring the security of the IoT ecosystem and supply chain

Responding swiftly to cybersecurity threats

Mitigating vulnerabilities in legacy systems

The importance of cybersecurity for energy and utility companies

Without proper energy and utilities cybersecurity solutions, organizations throughout the industry may face severe consequences, such as:

Operational disruptions

Financial losses

Reputational damage

Non-compliance liabilities

Ekran System helps energy and utility companies to

Manage privileged and third-party access 

Grant access to critical endpoints only for employees and third parties who need it to do their jobs.

Improve visibility across digital infrastructures

Continuously monitor and record how users handle critical data and systems within your IT environment.

Prevent sensitive data

Implement in-depth insider risk management to protect your intellectual property from espionage and minimize the risk of operational sabotage.

Comply with cybersecurity regulations

Streamline compliance with industry-specific cybersecurity requirements, including those stipulated by NERC and FERC.

Common vectors of insider threats in
the energy and utilities sector

Nation-states engaging in espionage

Disgruntled employees damaging IT infrastructure, data, or equipment as retaliation

Malicious insiders committing fraud or data theft for financial gain

Negligent employees causing security breaches

Adversaries harming organizations by compromising their vendors’ security systems

Cybercriminals exploiting employees’ lack of cyber awareness

Privileged accounts and user credentials

Critical systems and workstations

Intellectual property and mission-critical data

Cloud infrastructure

Personal information and financial data

Account compromise

Human errors

Malicious insider activity


Privilege abuse

The ultimate cybersecurity solution for energy companies

Oil, gas, and coal extraction companies

Power production companies

Energy retailers

Equipment and service providers

See how users interact with sensitive data and critical systems within your IT environment.

Restrict employee and vendor access to critical assets to minimize security risks.

Detect suspicious insider activity and respond to it in real time.

Fulfill relevant compliance requirements and enhance your overall cybersecurity.

Expert advice on building an impactful insider threat program

A Modern CISO’s Guide to Running a Successful Insider Threat Program

Get in-depth instructions on how to build a strong and actionable insider risk management program. Find ready-to-use worksheets and learn how to measure your program’s effectiveness.

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How Ekran System enhances cybersecurity for energy and utilities

Get more with enterprise-grade insider threat detection software

Cybercriminals are constantly improving their ways of compromising privileged accounts. Powered by artificial intelligence, the Ekran UEBA module can detect a hacker who has penetrated a corporate system using stolen credentials.

The lightweight agent works silently and isn’t noticeable to users or other programs. Collected data is saved in searchable and highly optimized video, audio, and text file formats for compact log storage and easy reporting.

Ekran System is quick to install and easily integrates with SIEM and ticketing systems. You’ll get a ready-to-use solution right after a coffee break.

Why companies choose Ekran System®

Ekran System continuously monitors various endpoints, including both end-user machines and servers, within any network architecture. Being one of the best user activity monitoring tools for Windows, Ekran System also works for macOS and is a powerful Linux/UNIX session audit tool. It even supports X Window System and all popular virtualization solutions. Ekran System allows agent-based and jump server-based deployments as well as any combination thereof.

Designed for tracking user activity on tens of thousands of endpoints, Ekran System demonstrates exceptional stability and performance. As for maintenance and reliability, the platform provides high availability and multi-tenant deployment, system resource and health monitoring dashboards, and automated maintenance tasks.

The unique licensing offered by Ekran System enables cost-effective deployments of any size, from small pilots to enterprise projects. Floating endpoint licensing enables license reassignment in a couple of clicks. For virtual environments, this process is automated.

Meet IT security requirements with Ekran System’s cybersecurity solutions for insurance companies

ISO 27001

Global information security management standard


Worldwide financial security standard


Cybersecurity for financial institutions


Cybersecurity for financial institutions


U.S. law safeguarding government data


EU data privacy regulation

NIST 800-53

U.S. government cybersecurity framework

NIST 800-171

Cybersecurity standard for U.S. contractors


Standards for North American power systems


U.S. law on financial data protection

NISPOM Change 2 and H.R. 666

Protecting classified information in the U.S.


Audit standard for data security


U.S. law protecting medical data privacy


Enhancing software development practices


EU law for critical infrastructure cybersecurity

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Cyberattacks and data breaches may lead to financial losses, reputational losses, non-compliance fees, and operational disruptions. These negative consequences may disrupt the transfer of power or fuel supplies to the population, jeopardizing the public’s welfare.

The energy sector mainly faces the following cybersecurity threats:

  • Ransomware attacks
  • Nation-state espionage
  • Social engineering
  • Insider threats
  • Advanced persistent threat attacks.

Ekran System is a full-cycle insider risk management platform that helps enhance cybersecurity for energy and utilities and protect their critical data and assets from human-induced cyber threats.

Since energy firms must maintain their operations, cyberattackers assume that these companies are more likely to pay ransoms. Moreover, state-sponsored cyber threat actors may use cyberattacks within the energy and utilities sector as a means to escalate political tensions and exert strategic influence.

Because of its critical infrastructure status, the energy and utilities sector faces unique cybersecurity challenges. Energy and utility companies must ensure the security of their complex supply chains, address security vulnerabilities in legacy systems, and enhance operational resilience.

Tailored cybersecurity software for energy companies is required to address these challenges. Ekran System is a comprehensive insider risk management solution that helps energy and utility companies minimize security risks. 

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