Portland Educational Events

Join us in Portland, OR!
July 13-17, 2020

Join us in beautiful Portland, OR for the educational event of your choice. Our Education Week and NERC CIP Bootcamp are both industry recognized events that offer first class education for compliance and security operations. Both events will be taking place simultaneously at the same venue the week of July 13th. We welcome all attendees to our evening activities and networking events.

*If you are interesting in attending both educational events, split registration may be available. See the ticket options on our event registration page.

Who should attend?

  • -Early to mid career cybersecurity staff from electric utilities
  • -Senior security staff looking to augment their technical skills and industry knowledge
  • -IT and OT support personnel seeking to add security skills

NERC CIP Bootcamp

This course provides essential foundational knowledge of the NERC CIP ecosystem, as well as in-depth information on every standard and requirement in the latest CIP versions.

NERC CIP 5-day Bootcamp (40 CPE Credits)

The CIP Bootcamp is our flagship course, now with more than 1500 alumni. This course provides essential foundational knowledge of the NERC CIP ecosystem, as well as in-depth information on every CIP standard and requirement. This is the standard option for professionals seeking a full understanding of the NERC CIP standards. This includes all five days of the Bootcamp as outlined.

NERC CIP Bootcamp – Day 1 (8 CPEs)

Day 1 of the Bootcamp provides foundational knowledge of the CIP standards and a deep dive into the Low Impact requirements. Topics include the history and legal basis of the standards, terminology, policy requirements, asset identification, and the four focus areas for the protection of low impact systems

Audience: Anyone with day to day responsibilities that include NERC CIP requirements. Vendors selling products or services to entities subject to the CIP standards.

NERC CIP Bootcamp – Days 1-3 (24 CPEs)

In addition to the day 1 material discussed above, Days 2-3 present a deep dive into standards CIP-004 through CIP-014, covering every requirement in depth with discussions on compliance approaches.

Audience: Anyone with day to day responsibilities that include NERC CIP requirements at the high or medium impact level. Vendorsselling products or services to entities subject to the CIP standards.

NERC CIP Bootcamp – Days 4-5 (16 CPEs)

Days 4-5 of the Bootcamp provide entity personnel with an understanding of compliance oversight practices employed by the ERO. This includes a detailed explanation of the audit process from preparation, to execution, to post-audit negotiations. Attendees will obtain an understanding of the NERC Rules of Procedures (RoP), Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP), Inherent Risk Assessments (IRA), Internal Controls Evaluation (ICE), and the audit process as documented in the ERO Auditors Handbook. RSAW and evidence preparation and presentation will also be discussed.

Audience: Compliance, regulatory, legal, technical, and security staff that will participate in formal CIP audits, mock audits, or internal compliance reviews.

Security Education Week

Our Security Education Week events are designed for cybersecurity professionals currently employed at electric utilities in North America. These events feature hands-on, industry relevant security education taught by utility industry professionals. This Colorado Springs event features two tracks:

Track 1 – Real-time Defense
This 4.5 day track will focus on topics relevant to front-line defenders fighting the daily battle against security threats. This track will include a full-day tabletop exercise of real security incidents. See the full agenda for details.

Track 2 – Operations Technology for Cybersecurity Professionals
This 4.5 day track will provide in-depth technical knowledge of operational techology used in substations, generating plants, distribution systems, and control centers to provide a knowledge foundation for security defenders. See the full agenda for details.

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Attendees of this event will:

  • Increase their industry-relevant technical security knowledge
  • Increase their understanding of security-relevant operational aspects of the electric power industry.
  • Expand their relationships with other security professionals working at utilities throughout North America.
Event Non-Member – Full Event Pass Member – Full Event Pass
Security Education Week $3495.00 $2446.50
NERC CIP Bootcamp $2995.00 $2096.50

* The NERC CIP Bootcamp has modular options for CIP foundations, CIP deep dive, and audit process. Please view our event registration page for all the details and options.

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