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Our newest learning opportunity. If you are a vendor needing to know more about CIP Version 5/6, this is for you. Utility and vendors will both benefit from the supply chain workshop.

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EnergySec is hosting two separate but related courses in this three day event. You may purchase either course separately, or save money by attending all three days.

Day 1 - Supply Chain Security Workshop

Utilities rely on extensive networks of business partners and suppliers to support critical enterprise capabilities: systems integration, engineering and building of substations, customer support, data analytics, a variety of electric power equipment and networking devices, training, financial services, and many others. To make matters more complex, utilities' business partners and suppliers also rely on extensive networks of suppliers. Everyone has a supply chain. Most suppliers outsource their functions as well, leaving the end-customer with webs and chains of suppliers that they do not have visibility into and are unable to influence. Recently evidence has emerged that malicious elements are targeting industrial control systems vendors with a goal of getting into operational utility networks. Regulators have noticed and on July 16th 2015 FERC proposed to require NERC to develop a standard to address cybersecurity risks in bulk electric system supply chains, and sought comments on that proposal. FERC will hold a Technical Conference on January 28th 2016 to further explore this issue.

This workshop will help organizations address cyber supply chain risks by presenting practical guidance for establishing cyber supply chain risk management capability while addressing emerging compliance drivers. The workshop will provide practical information on how to implement ten specific practices that have been proven to help manage cyber supply chain risks. These practices are based on existing national and international standards and guidelines, as well as energy industry documents, and dialog with utilities and technology vendors. The workshop will also provide key pointers for how utilities who acquire technology and vendors who supply technology can to engage in a productive, two-way conversation that would help both parties address the challenge.

Who should attend?

Utility IT, OT, telecom, cybersecurity, procurement/acquisition/sourcing, physical security, legal, and human resource practitioners.

Product and service vendor staff, including sales, support, engineering, and legal professionals.

Days 2 and 3 - NERC CIP Vendor Workshop

This course is designed specifically for individuals affiliated with organizations that provide products and services to electric utilities that are subject to the NERC CIP standards. In this interactive, two-day workshop we will provide you with the foundational knowledge and industry insights you need to effectively develop, sell, and support products and services used in NERC CIP environments. You will obtain an understanding of the NERC CIP regulatory environment, commonly used terminology, requirements, and most importantly, how CIP impacts the sales and support of your organization’s products and services.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for anyone involved in developing, selling, deploying, or supporting operational technology in the electric sector, including:

  • Sales staff and management
  • Sales engineers
  • Support engineers
  • Product managers
  • Product engineering
  • Deployment project managers

Venue

Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
7499 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822-5015

Marriott has a special group rate for attendees of the NERC CIP Training at the  Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside  of 179.00 USD per night. Reservations can be made using the link below or with Marriott directly at 800-228-9290 or 407-851-9000 and asking for the EnergySec group block at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside. Please ensure the reservation is at the correct hotel and address, as there are multiple Marriotts in Orlando.

There are a limited amount of rooms available at the group rate, on a first-come, first-served basis. Marriott has agreed to extend the cut-off date to reserve your room at the discounted price until December 21, 2015. 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.

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