Many energy and public utility companies undergo cybersecurity and IT compliance audits. Public utilities are subject to forms of public control and regulation from various government agencies. Many times, the government agency wants transparency in the operations of the public utility. As such, implementing a robust compliance program is more important than ever. Increasingly, public utility providers are asked to implement and maintain a compliance program that demonstrates their commitment to a strong system of internal controls. Control frameworks (such as SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, etc.) are widely accepted and help public utility providers companies differentiate themselves from their competitors by demonstrating their commitment to maintaining a strong IT compliance program.