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Potential issues related to NERC-issued CIP V5 Memorandums and Small Group Advisory Sessions

EnergySec’s new paper, “Potential issues related to NERC-issued CIP V5 Memorandums and Small Group Advisory Sessions,” has now been released. The paper discusses activities undertaken by NERC as part of the CIP ...

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11th Annual EnergySec Security & Compliance Summit – September 14-16, 2015

The Security & Compliance Summit will include regulatory panels, security workshops and demonstrations, special surprise guests and more. Attendance at the Summit includes free food, wifi, and entertainment. Registration for the ...

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A Missing Link Between the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program

Two weeks ago, I attended the DHS “Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program” (CCubedVP) Energy-specific road show event in Houston, TX. In October, I participated in a similar but more ...

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Webinar: Framing Security-Centric Approaches to Compliance Driven Internal Controls Evaluation (ICE) – September 9, 2015

Presented by: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am PT / 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET ...
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NERC CIP Version 5 Bootcamp – Sacramento, CA – October 6-8, 2015

EnergySec Members receive a 30% discount. Click here or send an email to ...
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11th Annual EnergySec Security & Compliance Summit – Washington, D.C. – September 14-16

The Security & Compliance Summit will include regulatory panels, security workshops and demonstrations, ...

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EnergySec Honors Executive and Professionals of the Year

EnergySec is excited to announce Lena Smart as the recipient of the Energy Sector Security Executive of the Year, and Adam Crain and Chris Sistrunk as the Energy Sector Security Professionals of the Year. In selecting the Executive of the Year, we looked for a person who was in senior management, and directly responsible for […]

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EnergySec 10th Anniversary Security Summit Presentation Archive

This year’s Annual Security Summit held in Austin, Texas from August 18-22 has concluded. Thank you to all who participated and helped make this a huge success! Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s summit: 11th Annual Security & Compliance Summit September 15-18, 2015 Washington, D.C. Below you will find the presentations from all presenters […]

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Webinar Replay: NERC CIP-007-5 Patch Management: Factors for Success – September 2, 2015

Partnered with: Click here to download the presentation slides. With NERC CIP Version 5, many additional types of devices and applications are coming in to scope for patch and update management. EnergySec and FoxGuard Solutions are partnering together to discuss the implications of CIP-007-5. Key points of discussions are: Understand how patch management requirements have changed with […]

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Webinar Replay: Preparing for the NERC CIP Audit – Importance of Maintaining and Providing Evidence of Compliance – August 26, 2015

Partnered with: Click here to download the presentation slides. Evidence of compliance is very important for utilities to be audit-ready and prepared for CIP Version 5 audits. The MetricStream Compliance Management App can help utilities to efficiently address requirements and determine how to incorporate standards into their organization’s compliance program.   View this webinar demonstration to learn […]

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Webinar: What Does the FERC CIPv6 NOPR Tell Us – August 19, 2015

Partnered with: Click here for the presentation slides! Join Karl Perman and Steve Parker of EnergySec, and Tom Alrich of Deloitte Advisory, as they discuss FERC’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) regarding the NERC CIP version 5 Revisions. This was a very surprising document that brought up some important new questions. We will address […]

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Webinar: Maximize Security to Minimize Compliance Costs – July 28, 2015

Partnered with: It is unfair to call NERC CIP programs “a race to the bottom.” Many utilities are in fact in a race to the top: minimizing compliance, risk, and management costs by maximizing security. This webinar looks at examples of real generating utilities using a new, comprehensive model for Unidirectional Gateway-based networks. On the […]

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Webinar: The Top Issues with CIP-003-5 thru CIP-011-1 and What You Can Do About Them

Partnered with: NERC entities have many questions regarding interpretation of the requirements and definitions of NERC CIP Version 5.  NERC has provided some guidance on some of these questions, but in very few cases can that guidance be said to be definitive. For the remaining issues, NERC entities need to research whatever guidance is available, […]

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