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The electric grid in North America is at the top of the list of critical infrastructures maintained by Presidential Directive by the Department of Homeland Security and it is recognized that the remaining critical infrastructures will not function without a reliable supply of electricity. As a result, cyber and physical security for electric utilities is at the forefront of the legislators and regulators agenda following recent cyber and physical attacks in the US and elsewhere in the world.
To address these risks, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has developed and maintained a set of Critical Infrastructure Protection standards that are mandatory and enforceable. These standards have undergone significant change since they were first adopted in FERC Order 706. These standards have been extended to include all Bulk Electric System Assets and their related Cyber Assets each categorized as High, Medium, and Lower Risk assets thereby extending the program to all registered entities and all bulk electric system assets at some level.
This course will provide a deep fundamental understanding of the NERC CIP standards including a history of their development, an understanding of the present standards, and a view of what is coming in future standard development. The course will also provide a detailed overview of each standard, its fundamental purpose, and the intent of each requirement.
Developing programs to meet the intent of the standard is challenging since compliance with the standards requires disciplines from several key corporate functions including electric system operations, information technology, corporate security, and human resources at a minimum. This course will also review organizational structures for successful implementation and their experiences.
This course will also provide an overview of compliance and monitoring efforts that NERC will conduct for the CIP standards and is designed to give the necessary background for all staff to understand the concepts and complexities of NERC compliance in order to communicate and build a culture of compliance and reliability and prepare for upcoming CIP audits.
- Review the background for the NERC Critical Infrastructure Standards and discuss major recent revisions
- Review the scope and purpose of the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards
- Examine the NERC CIP requirements: Current version and upcoming revisions
- Assess the confidentiality provisions of the CIP Standards
- Explain how violations are determined and identify which CIP standards are the most violated and why
- Discuss the challenges faced by utilities in defining a compliance program across the corporate functions necessary for CIP compliance (operations, information technology, corporate security, human resources, etc.)
- Define a culture of compliance and its importance in the compliance monitoring and enforcement process
- Examine strategies to build an internal CIP compliance program in such a diverse environment
- Analyze the audit process for CIP standards and demonstrate strategies for success before, during, and after an audit
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.2 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
This course will use PowerPoint presentations and group discussions.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
History and Purpose of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards and Requirements
- History of the CIP Standards
- Urgent Action Standards
- NERC vs. FERC vs. Congress
- 706 Reliability Standards – The first enforceable standards
- CIP Version 5 and Version 6 Reliability Standards
- Review of the intent and purpose of each standard
- Understanding each of the requirements
- Departments involved in meeting the intent
- Meeting the Requirements with outside contractors/vendors
- Confidentiality Provisions
- New requirements for managing the information
- Analysis of most violated CIP standards: Hot spots to watch for
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
History and Purpose of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards and Requirements – continued
- Physical security and CIP-014
- Coordination with other physical security requirements
- Common pitfalls
- Audit processes and preparation for CIP Standards
- RSAW preparation
- RSAW Narratives: What are they used for?
- Common pitfalls
CIP Compliance in Practice
- Define “culture of compliance ” across the responsible areas
- Communication of risk and strategies to build, communicate and demonstrate a culture of compliance, as mandated by NERC
- Organizing for compliance
- Decentralized vs. centralized corporate security
- Options for organization
- Confidentiality of the compliance process
- Recognize how NERC compliance fits with other enterprise compliance needs and risk management
- Managing documentation and evidence
- Managing TFEs: When to terminate or submit material changes.
- Demonstrating a culture of compliance to auditors for the CIP standards
- Decentralized vs. centralized corporate security
- Emerging Issues and New Standards- CIP-010-2 R4 Transient Cyber Assets
Ryan Carlson, CISS, PSP
Vice President – Critical Infrastructure Protection Services
Ryan has over 25 years of experience in Cyber Security, IT project management, network system engineering, and network/server system administration. Ryan’s career has been devoted exclusively to assisting clients with their NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance program needs since 2008. Ryan has conducted hundreds of CIP mock audit/gap analysis projects over the last 10 years and participated in dozens of regional CIP audits as an expert advisor, observer, and embedded Subject Matter Expert. Ryan is actively involved in monitoring the CIP Standards development process by attending NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC) meetings, as well as numerous NERC/regional CIP user group meetings and conferences. Ryan is an active member of the NERC Compliance and Enforcement Input Working Group (CEIWG). Ryan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, International Relations and Marketing from the University of Minnesota
Carl Bench, CISA, PSP
Senior CIP Consultant, Proven Compliance Solutions
Carl has over 11 years’ experience in the electrical industry as an IT Systems Operator, CIP Auditor, and Audit Team Lead. He was most recently a CIP Auditor and Audit Team Lead at Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). While as an Auditor at WECC he gained unique experience in compliance program management and audits. Areas of expertise include: Conducting and leading audits and assessments related to the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, NERC & Regional monitoring, NERC CIP V5 implementation/training, and risk-based compliance monitoring and enforcement procedures and implementation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management. Carl is a Certified Information Systems Auditor(CISA), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Certified Business Resilience Manager (CBRM), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA).
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