OATI Continues Cyber Security Commitment Through Successful WEQ-012 PKI Business Practice Standards Audit

Minneapolis, MN: April 07, 2021
Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the OATI webCARES™ North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) WEQ-012 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Business Practice Standards engagement for 2020, OATI’s ninth consecutive successful audit. A successful audit engagement of the WEQ-012 Standard, along with the NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities, classifies OATI webCARES™ as an Authorized Certification Authority (ACA) qualified to provide CA services to energy industry participants.
The WEQ-012 Business Practice Standards, also known as the “NAESB cybersecurity standards,” include the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Accreditation Requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities (ACA) Business Practices and the NAESB Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) PKI for ACA Standards. Successful audits demonstrate a trusted network of certificate authorities and the interoperability of PKI products, allowing for an ACA to be qualified to provide PKI services.
“A commitment to meeting industry-specific PKI security standards has been one of the pillars of OATI,” said OATI President and CEO Dr. Sasan Mokhtari. “Our customers expect OATI webCARES™ to be reliable and secure for their work in the wholesale electric market.”
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OATI provides innovative solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. Serving more than 2,000 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys and hosts diverse mission-critical solutions committed to industry standards and stringent security guidelines.
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