energy cybersecurity

Securing the energy sector’s critical infrastructures

We Keep Your Energy Infrastructure & Assets Secure

The energy industry is a high-risk target for cyber-attacks and exploitation. Without comprehensive cybersecurity and industrial computing solutions, your energy infrastructure is vulnerable. That’s why cybersecurity is critical to your outcomes. We have over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, compliance, and industrial computing solutions. We work with you to understand your compliance needs and help you meet compliance standards such as NERC CIP.

If you distribute power, then we can keep you protected. Energy operations companies, agencies, and utilities rely on our engineering and software expertise. It doesn’t matter if you specialize in electric, fossil fuel, or renewable energy. We can design turnkey solutions to a wide range of operations, including:

  • Power grids & microgrids
  • Carbon power plants
  • Solar fields
  • Wind turbine farms
  • Hydro
  • And more

Experts in Bridging the IT/OT Gap

FoxGuard is the single destination for your energy security needs because we bridge the gap between informational and operational technology. FoxGuard will develop a solution that meets your specific challenges and integrates with your current business operations, rather than enforcing a premade solution that interferes with your mission.

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What We Do

Cybersecurity Patch & Update Management Program

It’s not a secret that cybersecurity can be a tough challenge in IT/OT environments. That’s why we’re the best people for the job. We’re the only cybersecurity company to partner with the US Department of Energy. With regulation, guidance, and standards provided by the DoE, we developed IT/OT cybersecurity in accordance with the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program.

Our four-year collaboration with the US Department of Energy led to the development of our Patch and Update Management Program (PUMP). This supports IT and OT assets in four ways: we provide asset inventory, risk intelligence, staff augmentation, and third-party integrations. As part of the program, we also work toward your compliance standards, such as NERC CIP or others.

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Patch Management Products & Services 

Asset Inventory

Banish uncertainty. We identify and inventory every one of your OT assets with our select set of tools and expert team. Your organization will receive a detailed, normalized report with all your assets, including manufacturer, product name, and version.

Patch Availability Report (PAR)

Know your weaknesses. We create a recurring readable report that details all your vulnerabilities and the patches you need. It’s all done without ever touching your equipment. Our PAR report will be delivered to your security management team every month to help you maintain or work towards regulatory compliance. For more details download our PDF

Patch Applicability

Deploy the right solutions. We take a hands-on approach using your Patch Availability Report to assess all possible solutions. Either remotely or onsite, we make a risk-based assessment to determine what solutions to apply and when.

Patch Validation Programs

Validate your results. Deployment is a critical step when implementing patches to various assets across an organization. Validate your results in a controlled environment before deployment. We will help you build a validation lab to test patches before releasing them into an active environment. Then, choose from multiple options available when running your lab:

1. FoxGuard builds and runs your validation lab for you. Ensuring all patches are functioning properly before deployment.

2. FoxGuard co-manages your validation lab by providing your team with guidelines to follow and checkpoints before deployment.

3. FoxGuard trains and equips your team completely to run your validation lab independently.

Patch Binary Acquisition (PBA)

Trust your solutions. FoxGuard has a secure supply chain beginning from source vendors all the way to the point of application. This ensures that every patch remains exactly as the original vendors intended. Our secure supply chain prevents “man in the middle” attacks from corrupting a patch. FoxGuard’s tools verify the source of every patch and ensures that they are unchanged before deploying it to your OT environment.

Patch Deployment

Hardwire your success. We install Sentrigard Patch hardware onsite to encrypt and deliver patches securely. This unique solution is compliant with most regulatory standards such as NERC CIP and more.

Achieve the Highest Level of Security 

How secure is your energy firm? The ever-changing nature of cyber threats requires systematic and continuous assessment and implementation. Using our four-step framework, we test the maturity of your cybersecurity system. We start by creating a comprehensive inventory of your assets because its critical to know exactly what you have so you can protect it. We move progressively to assess risk, execute solutions, and monitor results, providing certainty that your energy firm is always operating with the highest levels of protection.    

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Industrial Computing Solutions – We Collaborate with Worldwide OEM Leaders

Transparency, customer service, and a rock-solid supply chain. That’s what you get with our industrial computing team. We understand your industrial computing assets because we likely collaborated with the OEM to assist with their cybersecurity protection. We’re ISO certified and care about compliance, so you can be sure the job is done right. Our team will:

  • Regularly update security systems to extend the lifecycle of your assets.
  • Create a uniform, automated process for your assets.
  • Inventory every device shipped so we can manufacture an exact or equivalent replacement many years in the future.
  • Manage and update all industrial control systems the same way, every time.
  • Manufacture a custom, NERC CIP compliant, human-machine interface (PC-HMI)
  • Protect your energy infrastructure. Contact us to learn more about what FoxGuard can do for you.

Case Studies

Veterans Affairs Health Care System Energy Plant

“FoxGuard Solutions brought fifteen years of experience building cyber security programs and solutions to the table to retrofit a solution that was designed and subsequently implemented to secure the micro-grid control system with minimal impact.”


“FoxGuard has provided a reliable, secure solution for our patch management needs.”

Large Mid-Western Utility

“FoxGuard has provided a reliable, secure solution for our patch management needs.”

FoxGuard Solutions® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy.