NERC CIP Compliance Training – Pittsburgh, PA – March 13, 2013

NERC CIP Compliance Training


Group Tickets:

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

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

* Discounts are applicable to general admission tickets only

The University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | 412-648-8213


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Course Description

This full day interactive course, taught by former NERC CIP auditors and NERC Certified System Reliability Operators, will address cyber security solutions and methods to help secure the power grid and meet the NERC CIP standard requirements.

Their hands-on utility experience, along with a keen understanding of what is needed to demonstrate compliance, has been distilled into a one day course.

Cyber security is constantly evolving. Consequently, the regulatory landscape needs to keep up with these changing tides in order to assure that there is a consistent and adequate measure of security discipline being applied to the power grid. Discovering ways to efficiently and effectively apply good security practice and meet regulatory obligations at the same time is not easy. This training program is designed to arm the attendees with the tools and knowledge necessary to build a security program that will help your organization achieve that goal.

The instructors will cover NERC CIP version 4 and 5 providing insight into how they are likely to impact your organization.

Targeted audience

This course is for IT, security, compliance professionals and operations staff working at an electric utility seeking to find ways to meet their compliance obligations, reduce their regulatory documentation burden and improve their security posture.  It is also for those not in the industry and have an interest in learning more about electric sector cybersecurity solutions.


08:00 am – 08:15 am – Introduction

08:15 am – 09:00 am – Unit 1: Terminology 101

09:00 am – 09:30 am – Unit 2: CIP-002 – What are we trying to protect

09:30 am – 10:00 am – Unit 3: CIP-003 – Policy & Governance

10:00 am – 10:15 am – BREAK

10:15 am – 10:45 am – Unit 4: CIP-004 – Personnel Security

10:45 am – 12:00 pm – Unit 5: CIP-005 – Electronic Perimeters

12:00 pm – 12:30 am – LUNCH

12:30 pm – 01:30 pm – Unit 6: CIP-006 – Physical Perimeters

01:30 pm – 02:30 pm – Unit 7: CIP-007 – System Security

02:30 pm – 02:45 pm – BREAK

02:45 pm – 03:15 pm – Unit 7: CIP-007 – System Security (continued)

03:15 pm – 03:45 pm – Unit 8: CIP-008 – Incident Response

03:45 pm – 04:15 pm – Unit 9: CIP-009 – Disaster Recovery

04:15 pm – 04:45 pm – Unit 10: Tips for Compliance Audit Success

04:45 pm – 05:00 pm – Parking Lot, Q&A


– Very informative.  You guys really know your stuff!

– Great presentations.  The group exercise was well done.

– Lots of information and great discussion.

– I appreciate the flexibility of schedule in favor of yielding to audience participation.  To me, this   demonstrated excellent command of event organization.

Instructor Biographies

Steve ParkerSteven  Parker – CISSP, CISA | EnergySec

Steven Parker, CISA, CISSP, is the EnergySec Vice President of Technology Research and Projects.with the Energy Sector Security Consortium (EnergySec).  He was part of the grassroots effort that led to the formation of EnergySec, and has served on its board of directors since 2008.

Steven’s experience includes more than a decade of full-time security work at critical infrastructure organizations including the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, PacifiCorp, and US Bank.  He has contributed to a broad range of security projects covering areas such as e-commerce, identity management, intrusion detection, forensics, and security event monitoring.




Lisa CarringtonLisa Carrington – NERC Certified System Reliability Operator | EnergySec

Lisa has been working in the energy sector for over 10 years. Most recently she managed NERC reliability compliance, NERC CIP compliance and NERC certified system operator training for Chelan PUD, a public electric utility, in central Washington State.

She is a NERC certified system reliability operator and was integral in the formation and development of the Western Interconnection Compliance Forum (WICF), an all-volunteer information sharing organization focusing on NERC reliability compliance; which is now the largest forum of its kind in the country.





patrickPatrick Miller – CISA, CRISC, CISSP-ISSAP, SSCP, CEH, NSA-IAM | EnergySec

Patrick Miller is a security executive who has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure. He is the founder of EnergySec, and currently its President and CEO. This nonprofit information sharing organization began as a few colleagues meeting for lunch and has grown into a nationwide effort to promote sound security principles in the energy industry.

One of his strengths is the diversity of his professional experience. In Energy, he has held positions with a utility, a regulator, and a private consulting firm. He has also held key positions in the Insurance, Internet and Telecommunications sectors.Among other credentials he holds the CISA, CRISC and CISSP certifications.Patrick is an active member of several critical infrastructure security working groups anda sought after speaker and industry expert on the subjects of critical infrastructure protection, process control system security, regulatory compliance, audit, and privacy.




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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