Event description

Our courses are offered in two formats. In some cities, such as this event in Atlanta, we offer multiple courses in two consecutive tracks. In other cities, we offer a 5-day format which includes our NERC CIP Bootcamp and our Audit Workshop running consecutively to allow individuals to take both courses in the same week, if they so desire.

NERC CIP Bootcamp

EnergySec’s team of experts, with years of relevant industry experience in cybersecurity and NERC CIP implementation and audits, have developed this bootcamp to prepare you for success in meeting CIP obligations

This course is perfect for both seasoned NERC CIP professionals seeking to broaden and update their knowledge and understanding, as well as those new to NERC CIP who wish to jump start the learning process on these important standards.

Attendees will come away from this event prepared to tackle the challenges in the latest version of the standards, including version 6 and possible future versions. In this course we will:

  • Explain the nearly two dozen formally defined terms and other important words and phrases that are still undefined
  • Describe the nearly 20 categories of assets to which requirements apply
  • Explain the bright line criteria and the three tier (High/Medium/Low) approach to asset classification
  • Discuss the new standards in version 5 and 6
  • Explore changes that in version 6 and likely areas of change in future standards
  • Provide references and discussion on the pertinent NERC filings and FERC rulings on these standards
  • Deep Dive into the each requirement of each Standard with detailed explanation and discussion of entity obligations and auditor expectations
  • Discuss the evidence needed to demonstrate compliance during an audit

NERC CIP Audit Workshop

Compliance with the NERC CIP standards is only half the battle. Once compliance programs are in place, it is necessary to collect documentation and evidence of that compliance, and prepare to provide such evidence to auditors. EnergySec’s team of experts has developed a 2-day workshop that prepares entity personnel to successfully navigate the audit process from preparation, to execution, to post-audit negotiations. Attendees will obtain an understanding of the NERC Rules of Procedures (RoP), Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP), Inherent Risk Assessments (IRA), Internal Controls Evaluation (ICE), and the audit process as documented in the ERO Auditors Handbook. The class, taught by a team of former regional entity auditors, will feature live exercises that build participant skills, and provide experience in a simulated audit environment.

NERC CIP for Low Impact Entities (Bootcamp Day 1)

This one-day course is designed for individuals working at utilities which have only low impact systems subject to the NERC CIP standards. This course will provide the detailed knowledge and understanding you need to achieve compliance with NERC CIP version 6.

Discounts

EnergySec Members receive a 30% discount. Send an email to info@energysec.org or click here to request your special code.

SEATS ARE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 REGISTRATIONS

We have group rates!* Please call 877-267-4732 to receive a group rate code.

Group Size Discount
4-7 5%
8-11 10%
12 or more 15%

* Does not apply to already discounted options such as the EnergySec Member discount.

The Fine Print

CANCELLATION POLICY
Any cancellations received more than one month before the start of the session will be refunded 50% of the tuition of the course registered. Any cancellations that are received less than one month before the start of the session, will not be eligible for a refund. The cancellation must be sent in writing to info@energysec.org or to EnergySec, 8440 SE Sunnybrook Blvd Suite 206, Clackamas OR 97015.

POSTPONEMENT POLICY
One postponement without a penalty fee is permitted. Any further request for postponement cannot be guaranteed and may result in a forfeiture of the course tuition.

Register

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta - Buckhead
3332 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Marriott has a special group rate for attendees of the EnergySec educational events at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta - Buckhead of 179.00 USD per night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 404-869-0818 and asking for the EnergySec group block at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta - Buckhead. Please ensure the reservation is at the correct hotel and address, as there are multiple Courtyard Hotels in Atlanta.

There are a limited amount of rooms available at the group rate, on a first-come, first-served basis. The last day to book your room at the group rate is March 6, 2017. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless they are secured by one of these methods.