NERC CIP Version 5 Bootcamp – Nashville, TN – November 10-12, 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.

Nashville Downtown Courtyard
170 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

Marriott has a special group rate for attendees of the NERC CIP Training at the Nashville Downtown Courtyard of 199.00 USD per night. Below you will find the reservation links you can use to make online reservations. You can also call the reservation line at 1-800-321-2211 and asking for the EnergySec group block at the Downtown Nashville Courtyard.

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 October 20, 2015. After the cut off date, the Nashville Downtown Courtyard will accept reservations for the EnergySec group rate, on a space and rate available basis.

Book your group rate: EnergySec Room Block >>


EnergySec’s team of experts, with years of relevant industry experience in cybersecurity and NERC CIP implementation and audits, have developed this bootcamp to prepare you for success in meeting CIP obligations

This course is perfect for both seasoned NERC CIP professionals seeking to broaden and update their knowledge and understanding, as well as those new to NERC CIP who wish to jump start the learning process on these important standards.

Attendees will come away from this event prepared to tackle the challenges in the latest version of the standards, including version 6 and possible future versions. In this course we will:

  • Explain the nearly two dozen formally defined terms and other important words and phrases that are still undefined
  • Describe the nearly 20 categories of assets to which requirements apply
  • Explain the bright line criteria and the three tier (High/Medium/Low) approach to asset classification
  • Discuss the new standards in version 5 and 6
  • Explore changes that in version 6 and likely areas of change in future standards
  • Provide references and discussion on the pertinent NERC filings and FERC rulings on these standards
  • Deep Dive into the each requirement of each Standard with detailed explanation and discussion of entity obligations and auditor expectations
  • Discuss the evidence needed to demonstrate compliance during an audit


Instructor Biographies

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Wally Magda – CISSP, CISA, GICSP, PSP, CAP | EnergySec

Wally Magda is an internationally recognized cyber security expert for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with over 20 years of utility experience. His deep security experience spans military nuclear missile command and control systems, intelligence agencies, enterprise cyber security and industrial control systems. Wally has been involved with the NERC CIP standards from the early days of the UA 1200 standards. As a regional NERC CIP auditor he has performed over 100 NERC CIP on and off site audits in the roles of Audit Team Lead and team member.   He recently retired from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and now conducts basic and advanced cyber and physical security training courses specific to Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Wally started out in the utility business as an Instrumentation, Control and Electrical (ICE) Tech.   He then progressed to managing ICS as a process control engineer. Seeing the need for cyber security professionals to assist the industrial control vertical business units, he stepped into the enterprise level cyber security realm. Wally has conducted numerous ICS cyber and physical security assessments for electric, natural gas, chemical, LNG and manufacturing facilities. Wally earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and holds a number of professional certifications including ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), SANS GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP), ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is also a Senior Member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).


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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One Response to “NERC CIP Version 5 Bootcamp – Nashville, TN – November 10-12, 2015”

  1. William Brooks
    September 16, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    I had previously paid for the bootcamp in Albany but was unable to attend due to severe weather in my area. I would like to attend the session in Nashville. Would that be possible?
    Bill Brooks

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