Cybersecurity Frameworks: Theory and Application – Minneapolis, MN – June 16-17, 2015

EnergySec Members receive a 30% discount. Click here or send an email to for your special code.


We have group rates! * Please click here or call 877-267-4732 to receive a group rate code.

Group Size Discount
4-7 5%
8-11 10%
12 or more 15%

* Does not apply to already discounted options such as the EnergySec Member discount.

Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN 55422
Phone: (952) 854-7441

Marriott has a special group rate for attendees of the Practical Cybersecurity Frameworks Training at the Mineapolis Airport Marriott  of 189.00 USD per night. Below you will find the reservation links you can use to make online reservations.

There are a limited amount of rooms available at the group rate, on a first-come, first-served basis. The last day to book your room at the group rate is May 19, 2015. After the cut off date, the Minneapolis Marriott will accept reservations for the EnergySec CIP Training group rate, on a space and rate available basis.

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Overview: This 2-day class – one of several throughout the U.S. in 2015 – is intended for those leaders, decisions makers, and technologists who feel that they are lacking a usable bridge between the technology and business aspects of cybersecurity and wish to do more than simply build a standard security program and hope for the best.

Value: The instructor will use two common security frameworks (NIST and C2M2) alongside custom material (developed over 9 years and unavailable elsewhere) to provide students with the necessary cybersecurity, framework, and communication theory required to make practical improvements to their cybersecurity environments, including, potentially:

  • More effective management of the organizational behaviors outside of the CISO shop that lead to increased cybersecurity risk
  • Enhancement of the functioning and efficacy of security-specific programs and organizations
  • Development of appropriate, actionable metrics for all organizational levels, including the executive
  • Increased assurance that critical business success criteria are met despite ongoing cyber risk
  • More comprehensive plans to defend against specific external threats
  • Improved management of Perception, Communication, Scale, and Uncertainty risks associated with cybersecurity
  • Improved partnership and collaboration within and across organizations, public and private
  • Reduced gap between “Compliance” and “Security”
  • Easier, more effective development of custom formal and informal frameworks to bridge gaps between disciplines

Audience: The target audience for this class includes executives, security leaders, technology practitioners, architects, policymakers, lawyers, and other individuals interested in moving beyond industry and media hype to develop a broader understanding of both the problem space and discipline of “Cybersecurity” as it applies to their specific roles.

Class will be tailored, within the constraints of the topic areas, to the backgrounds and needs of attendees.

The first day will focus on theory presentation and the second day will apply that theory to practical problems – some as requested by students – in a workshop environment.

Students should also be aware that, despite some use of jargon, no technical experience or security expertise is assumed and each class will be tailored to the experience levels of those in attendance wherever possible.

Instructor Biography

Jack WhitsittJack Whitsitt | EnergySec

Jack Whitsitt, recently identified by Tripwire as one of the top 10 Rising Stars and Hidden Gems in security education, and winner of TSAs “Honorary Award” – the highest award given by the agency – brings a breadth of cyber security knowledge and thought leadership to any project he is involved with.

Currently a Principal Analyst for Energysec, his unusual combination of hard technical, public/private partnership development, facilitation, and national risk management experience allow him to provide particular insight into and leadership of strategic organizational, sector, and national cyber security initiatives and educational endeavors.

A participant in the national critical infrastructure protection dialogue for seven years, Jack has provided regular advice, insight, and thought leadership to all levels of government and industry and has been responsible for several successful sector-level initiatives. His background includes facilitation, cutting-edge technical research & development, national control systems cyber incident response (as a member of ICS-CERT via Idaho National Lab at the NCCIC), community building, large scale data analysis, Sector Specific Agency program development & execution (as a GS-14 at TSA), sales & marketing, and more.

Further, Mr. Whitsitt’s experience and skill at developing and providing targeted training and education opportunities to a variety of audiences allows him to effectively communicate his knowledge and to positively affect behavior, culture, and outcomes within organizations.

Recently, Mr. Whitsitt was also cited as an author in a NATO-sponsored report to develop Cybersecurity Confidence Building Measures intended to help nations avoid unintentional conflict escalation in cyberspace and was invited by name to a related MIT-sponsored “Cyber Norms Workshop 3.0” discussing sources of instability in cyberspace, cyberwar, deterrence, and related topics.


Any cancellations received more than one month before the start of the session will be refunded 50% of the tuition of the course registered.  Any cancellations that are received less than one month before the start of the session, will not be eligible for a refund.  The cancellation must be sent in writing to or to EnergySec, 8440 SE Sunnybrook Blvd Suite 206, Clackamas OR 97015.


One postponement without a penalty fee is permitted. Any further request for postponement will receive a refund of 50% of the course tuition and new registration will be mandatory at a session date in the same calendar year.


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