OATI Emphasizes Commitment to Security by Maintaining NAESB WEQ-012 Compliance

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) has successfully been audited for North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for Authorized Certification Authorities (ACA) standards compliance.

Minneapolis, MN: March 02, 2016 – OATI is pleased to announce the successful completion of OATI webCARES WEQ-012 Business Practice Standards compliance audit. OATI’s third-party auditing firm, Schellman & Company, LLC (SCLLC), an affiliate of BrightLine, examined OATI webCARES for compliance with the NAESB WEQ PKI for ACA standards and the NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities Business Practice Standards. After a thorough examination, conducted in accordance with Attestation Standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SCLLC concluded that OATI webCARES is in compliance with the WEQ-012 Business Practice Standards.
The WEQ-012 Business Standards were developed with the input of multiple industry participants through the NAESB standards drafting process in order to establish PKI cyber security standards for use in commercial transactions.  The WEQ-012 Business Practice Standards set forth specific qualifications that must be met in order to be recognized as an ACA that is qualified by NAESB to provide PKI services. 
“OATI is proud to be one of only two NAESB-certified ACAs,” said Dr. Sasan Mokhtari, President and CEO of OATI.  “This certification demonstrates our continued commitment to the highest cyber security standards in the industry.”
About OATI
OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,800 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines.
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