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EnergySec President Steve Parker Presentation on ICS Security Workforce Issues and Answers at ICSJWG

EnergySec President Steve Parker gave a presentation at the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group Spring Meeting about ICS security workforce issues and how to solve them. The talk focused on challenges industry faces, including the disconnect between job descriptions and what is available in the job market, as well as the lack of entry-level […]

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EnergySec Opens Nominations for Annual Awards

We are pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2017 EnergySec Awards. Now in its 4th year, the EnergySec Awards program gives special recognition to individuals who have stood out among their peers in displaying EnergySec’s core values of service, innovation, and excellence. Awards are made in three categories. Cybersecurity Professional […]

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EnergySec Announces Security Education Week

EnergySec will debut the Security Education Week on May 15-19, 2017. This educational event is designed for early- to mid-career cybersecurity professionals currently employed at electric utilities in North America. The event is hosted by the Lower Colorado River Authority at their McKinney Roughs Conference Center. We’ve assembled some of the brightest minds in utility […]

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EnergySec Releases Executive Brief on Quadrennial Energy Review

EnergySec published an Executive Brief (EB) focused on the recent publication of the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The QER is a multi-stakeholder project ordered by former President Obama to provide recommendations for energy policy and identify priorities for research and development. The second installment of the QER focuses on the electricity […]

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Whitepaper: ERO Risk Priorities Report Misses Mark on Workforce Development

The ERO Reliability Issues Steering Committee released a report on risks to the reliability of the electric sector and recommendations for programs or initiatives to mitigate those risks. The lack of a skilled workforce was identified as a risk, and the lack of skilled cybersecurity workers was specifically identified as a problem. Unfortunately, none of […]

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