Mock Audit

You Need a Mock Audit

CRSI is the premier provider in conducting Mock Audits for leading energy companies across all eight (8) NERC Regions. Per the NERC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP), electric utilities are subject to a Compliance Audit every three (3) years or six (6) years. In order for electric utilities to fully prepare themselves and to avoid being caught unawares, it is highly recommended that each utility undergo a Mock Audit so that there is ample time to practice evidence gathering and presenting, Subject Matter Expert (SME) training, and general company-wide preparation.

Mock AuditWe know first-hand how stressful a formal audit can be. CRSI has conducted audits on behalf of Regional Entities and many of our personnel have backgrounds as members of an audit team. Our Mock Audit mirrors an actual audit in its in-depth examination of your organization’s compliance efforts without the inherent pressures of an audit. A Mock Audit can take place anywhere from six (6) to nine (9) months before the actual Audit and requires that the entity gathers its evidence and readies itself to present and defend its compliance actions pertaining to the NERC Standards. In essence, the entity should treat the Mock audit as an actual audit and should expect the same from any company performing this service.

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To prepare your entity with the best tools necessary for an actual audit, CRSI works alongside you to help:

  • Gather and prepare evidence – ensure the evidence per Standard is correct, relevant, and easily accessible for the auditor’s study
  • Study and enhance RSAWs – narratives are succinct and clear in how the entity maintains its compliance
  • Coach SMEs – SMEs are adept in their field and can readily prove their entity’s compliance without hesitation

Additional services that CRSI offers that can further prepare the client for an actual audit include:

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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