Webinar: Maximize Security to Minimize Compliance Costs – July 28, 2015

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It is unfair to call NERC CIP programs “a race to the bottom.” Many utilities are in fact in a race to the top: minimizing compliance, risk, and management costs by maximizing security.

This webinar looks at examples of real generating utilities using a new, comprehensive model for Unidirectional Gateway-based networks. On the compliance front, we explore CIP V5 and projected V6 cost savings, we apply the model to NERC’s latest generating-unit segmentation advice, and we consider what regions and auditors are saying about Unidirectional Gateways. On the security front we use attack modeling to compare firewall and Unidirectional Gateway defensive capabilities. On the cost front, we use a net-present-value calculator to compare risk, reliability and reputation costs, and we compare the cost of managing and monitoring strong unidirectional vs weak firewalled networks.

Strong security is good business. A tiny fraction of the dramatic compliance cost savings can and should be applied to bring about equally dramatic reductions in risk and reliability costs with unidirectional networks. Don’t be a follower in the race – join us to learn how to lead an organization to both audit and business success with strong, unidirectional security.

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Presenters

Andrew Ginter, VP, Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions

It is unfair to call NERC CIP programs “a race to the bottom.” Many utilities are in fact in a race to the top: minimizing compliance, risk, and management costs by maximizing security.

This webinar looks at examples of real generating utilities using a new, comprehensive model for Unidirectional Gateway-based networks. On the compliance front, we explore CIP V5 and projected V6 cost savings, we apply the model to NERC’s latest generating-unit segmentation advice, and we consider what regions and auditors are saying about Unidirectional Gateways. On the security front we use attack modeling to compare firewall and Unidirectional Gateway defensive capabilities. On the cost front, we use a net-present-value calculator to compare risk, reliability and reputation costs, and we compare the cost of managing and monitoring strong unidirectional vs weak firewalled networks.

Strong security is good business. A tiny fraction of the dramatic compliance cost savings can and should be applied to bring about equally dramatic reductions in risk and reliability costs with unidirectional networks. Don’t be a follower in the race – join us to learn how to lead an organization to both audit and business success with strong, unidirectional security.

Presenters
  • Andrew Ginter, VP, Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions

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