NERC CIP Audit Workshop – Portland – Day 1

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.

Class Outline

Background and Authority
NERC Rules of Procedure
RB-CMEP
IRA
ICE
The Audit Process
Evidence
RSAWs
Interview Strategies
How to “Argue” with an Auditor
Live Exercises