Like most organizations, this utility wasn’t surprised by the vulnerabilities we identified. Chances are, these issues had been looming in the background making everyone somewhat uneasy due to the lack of clear prioritization or path to resolution.
Over the course of just three weeks, our Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis captured all the potential vulnerabilities, prioritized them according to criticality, and provided a clear path of action. By following this plan, the utility could dramatically reduce the chances of a catastrophic slow down or stoppage, eliminating much of the stress that usually accompanies the high season.
The utility’s COO was so pleased with the results at the first plant that he immediately scheduled a Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis for the next power plant, with plans to eventually cover them all.
It’s important to conduct a Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis before a period of high production, but it’s also a useful process in advance of a scheduled work stoppage. This way any fixes that are identified can be completed without incurring additional downtime.