EnergySec Expands Training Faculty, Adds New Courses

EnergySec, the leading provider of NERC CIP professional education courses, announced today three new additions to its faculty. Brent Castagnetto and Bryan Carr are  both former regional entity staff with extensive experience with the CIP standards. Also joining EnergySec is Leonard Chamberlin, formerly a lead industry analyst focused on cybersecurity with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Mr. Castagnetto and Mr. Carr are the fourth and fifth former regional entity auditors to join the EnergySec faculty. Mr. Chamberlin’s work with the NERC CIP standards under FERC rounds out the strongest CIP training program in the nation. Over the past two years, hundreds of individuals from dozens of organizations across North America have completed EnergySec CIP courses.

Brent CastagnettoBrent most recently served as Manager, CIP Audits and Investigations for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), the organization charged with compliance oversight for the Western Interconnection. Brent has more than 6 years direct experience auditing the CIP standards and helping the industry with compliance obligations.



Bryan Carr HeadshotBryan most recently served as a Senior Auditor for Cyber and Physical Security at WECC for the past 4 years. Prior to joining WECC, he served as CIP Compliance Program Manager at PacifiCorp, a large investor-owned utility in the northwest U.S. Bryan has a very strong background in generation environments.



Leonard ChamberlinWhile at FERC, Leonard was technical lead on audits (both observational and FERC-led), network architecture reviews, investigations, and NERC notice of penalties teams. Leonard also worked at Entergy where he was involved in their NERC CIP program.



The EnergySec NERC CIP training program has also added new courses this year.

NERC CIP Audit Workshop

EnergySec is launching a new 2-day course designed to prepare entities for upcoming Version 6 audits. This course will provide key insights into evidence collection and retention, documentation, RSAW preparation, the audit process, interview techniques, and more.
The CIP Audit Workshop debuts in June in Oklahoma City, and will be offered in additional cities throughout the year.

NERC CIP for Low Impact Entities

Also recently added to our course offerings is a 1-day class designed for individuals and entities that are in-scope for only the low impact requirements of the CIP standards. This course will cover the background and authority of the standards, asset identification, security awareness, physical security, electronic security, incident detection and response, and audit preparation.

This course will debut in St. Louis in April and will be offered in additional cities throughout the year.Visit for a complete listing of upcoming learning opportunities in various locations across the United States. You can also save the time and expense of travel by scheduling an onsite training for any of our courses at your facility. Designed for group sizes from 15 to 30, our onsite training can be tailored to the specific needs of your organization.

Contact EnergySec at for more information on any of these learning opportunities.

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