Onapsis and SNOPUD Team Up on SAP Security Solutions
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⇨ Onapsis has teamed up with Snohomish County Public Utility District.
⇨ Onapsis will provide SAP security and threat intelligence solutions from the Onapsis Research Labs.
⇨ The SAP security will support SNOPUD as it begins implementing its Connect Up program.
SNOPUD, the second largest public utility in Washington State serving 875,000 residents, has selected Onapsis to streamline its SAP security as it begins implementing its Connect Up program, which is expected to upgrade all meters on homes and businesses over the coming three years.
Launched in 2019, SNOPUD’s Connect Up platform is a multi-year infrastructure and technology improvement project. The project includes offering distributed energy resources such as solar power and on-site energy storage and increased energy efficiency and conservation options.
Onapsis will support SNOPUD in securing net-new business processes associated with the Connect Up program, in addition to protecting the personal data of 373,000 energy and 23,000 water customers.
Mariano Nunez, CEO and co-founder of Onapsis, said: “SAP applications within the utility sector provide a gold mine of value for cybercriminals and this hasn’t gone unnoticed. It’s no longer a matter of if, but when an attack occurs and there is no time to waste when it comes to embarking on the SAP security journey. SNOPUD sets a prime example of a utility company that is prioritizing the security of its critical business applications and the safety of its customers.”
The Onapsis platform features threat intelligence sourced from the ORL, said to be one of the top contributors to the SAP product Security Response Team. The SaaS-based solution will advize SNOPUD on recommendations for patch prioritization and auto-remediate vulnerabilities. Partnering with Onapsis will also enable SNOPUD to plan its security-first digital transformation journey.
Marc Rosson, enterprise architect at SNOPUD, said: “As a security-first company, SNOPUD takes security very seriously – it’s an integral component of our process. Onapsis’ SAP security solutions fit right into our security strategy of locking down our most critical assets.”
“We view security as a team sport and our collaborative partnership with Onapsis will give us the opportunity to work closely both with Onapsis’ experts and its extensive roster of utility customers.”