Audit Support

Audit Support Services

As entities undergo the burden of compliance audits, the assigned personnel and resources are stretched thin, and other works efforts related to the basic business operations and delivery of electricity frequently suffer. CRSI provides its extensive industry experience and successful audit track record to supplement and strengthen clients’ compliance positions during an audit to reduce the audit workload and ensure a smooth process throughout the entire audit.

Audit SupportCRSI provides audit support to entities in all eight (8) regional areas. CRSI is well versed in the expectations, requirements, and audit processes for each of the separate Regional Entity’s audit tendencies.

Each Regional Entity tends to have specific criteria they like to focus on during these compliance audits, and CRSI’s involvement with these entities has given us the ability to identify these tendencies and understand what each Regional Entity is focusing on.

CRSI has a good relationship with each of the Regional Entities and frequently communicates with each to understand their understanding of the requirements that tend to be more open to interpretation. The experience and knowledge that we have accrued allows us to assist entities in the successful completion of their compliance audits.

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CRSI has participated in every step of the audit process from the pre-audit to live audit support and throughout the post audit tasks and activities. We have created evidence packages to respond to initial (and secondary) data requests using our expertise to understand what information the Regional Entity is expecting and knowing how much information to provide, because we believe that there is such a thing as providing “too much information.”

We have also supported Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) during live audits by sitting in and giving the SMEs suggestions during sidebars and finding or providing the SMEs with documentation that helps their compliance case to the auditors. CRSI has been asked to review the findings by entities following the compliance audit and can help address each finding detailed within the report. Since we have been a part of the entire audit process, we can then help identify areas within the entity’s programs that require additional controls or documentations to mitigate any findings or to increase the entity’s security and compliance posture.

CRSI strategically partnered with more than 250 electric utilities in the last five (5) years for their NERC CIP Compliance Solutions. To find out more about how to create your Security Compliance Roadmap, call us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

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