OATI Satisfies All NIST 800-53 Examination Requirements

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) successfully completes and remains fully compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommended security controls for federal information systems and organizations.

Minneapolis, MN: January 27, 2015 — Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) has successfully completed its NIST 800-53 examination, verifying its integrity and security of housed data.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 (NIST 800-53) sets forth recommended security controls for federal information systems and organizations. As a hosting provider for federal information systems, OATI underwent a full examination in 2014. OATI’s Data Center operations were examined by Schellman & Company, LLC (SCLLC), an affiliate company of Brightline, against the NIST 800-53 standards.

The thorough examination, conducted in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, OATI was found in compliance with all Low baseline controls and some Moderate baseline controls across all OATI operations.

OATI software solutions continue to earn strong reputations for security and reliability in the North American energy industry. The voluntarily yearly audits OATI undergo establish compliance to industry standards. Each set of standards and requirements ensure compliance in business processes, controls, and both cyber and physical security.

As an organization, NIST develops and issues standards to support the implementation of Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. Publications Series 800-53 encompasses the standard security controls and risk management framework for federal information system and organizations. The baseline set of security controls and supplement controls are selected by organizations, which vary depending on the organization’s business processes. NIST 800-53 baseline controls are based on the impact level associated with each standard: low, moderate, or high.

About OATI

OATI provides exceptional innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operations tasks necessary 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 in compliance with industry standards and committed to the rigorous NERC CIP guidelines.

OATI ( is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact