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    »Nerc Cip Version 5 Bootcamp - Kansas City, Mo

    September 03, 2014 8:00 AM

    Day 1 - NERC CIP Version 5 Foundations CourseFor many, CIP Version 3 has become rote knowledge - the terms, requirements and approaches are well engrained into their day-to-day activities. CIP Version 5 is a dramatic change that is likely to challenge even the most seasoned CIP compliance professional.EnergySec's team of experts, with years of relevant industry experience in cyber security and NERC CIP auditing, have created this one-day course to prepare you for the transition to CIP version 5. This course is perfect for both seasoned NERC CIP professionals seeking to ensure a smooth transition to version 5, 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 one-day course prepared to face version 5. In this course we will:Explain the 19 terms with new or revised definitions and other important terms that are still undefinedDescribe the 13 categories of assets to which requirements applyExplain the new bright line criteria and the three tier (High/Medium/Low) approach to asset classificationWalk through a detailed mapping and discussion of the new, revised, and retired requirementsDiscuss the two new standards in version 5Explore future changes that may result from the FERC Order on version 5Provide references and discussion on the pertinent NERC filings and FERC rulings on these standardsJoin us for an incredible opportunity to help prepare your organization for NERC CIP Version 5 compliance. All attendees will receive full printed and electronic copies of the course materials, plus free access to future versions of the course for a period of 12 months and access to the course alumni email discussion forums. Course materials are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the latest NERC guidance, formal interpretations, FERC rulings, regional audit approaches, and other relevant items.COURSE OUTLINE Structural ChangesVersion 5 has significant changes in the format and layout of the standards. This unit provides an explanation of the new format, table-based requirements and applicability sections, measures, and the guidelines and technical basis sections.Implementation PlanThis unit will cover the V5 implementation plan explaining the timelines for compliance for various types of facilities, BES Cyber Systems, and impact levels.Documentation, Measures, and EvidenceVersion 5 has eliminated some explicit documentation requirements, but also added specific measures by which compliance may be assessed. This unit will explain the necessary modifications. TerminologyThere are 19 new or revised definitions of terms used in version 5. This unit will provide an explanation of how these changes will affect you existing compliance activities.Cyber Asset CategoriesRequirements in version 5 contain an applicability table listing the categories of assets that are in scope for that requirement. This unit explains how existing programs will need to adjust to handle the 13 categories of assets to which requirements apply.Bright Lines and Asset IdentificationVersion 5 employs a radically different approach to identifying and categorizing cyber assets. The previously used RBAM approach is gone, replaced by bright line criteria and a three-tier approach to asset categorization. This unit explains the new process.Things You Can Stop DoingMany requirements have undergone significant changes in version 5. Additionally, FERC recently approved retirement of some existing standards. This unit will detail compliance activities which may no longer be needed.Things You Need to Start DoingVersion 5 contains two new standards and a number of significantly modified requirements. This unit will introduce these standards and explain the new, modified, and relocated requirements to provide an understanding of new activities that will be required to comply with version 5.Things You Need to do DifferentlyVersion has updated many existing requirements. This unit discusses adjustments you may need to make to your existing programs and processes.Future ChangesIn the order approving V5, FERC ordered NERC to make modifications in several areas. This unit will discuss the required changes, and explain how these changes may affect future compliance efforts.Day 2 and 3 - NERC CIP Version 5 Deep DiveVersion 5 of the NERC CIP standards is a significant rewrite with numerous new, revised, and relocated requirements, numerous new or revised definitions, and two new standards. Additionally, the structure and approach to requirements has changed with four tiers of requirements covering thirteen different categories of assets.EnergySec's team of experts, with years of relevant industry experience in cyber security and NERC CIP auditing, have created this two-day deep dive to provide an in-depth look at these standards and their requirements. This course is appropriate for both seasoned NERC CIP professionals seeking a greater understanding of version 5, as well as those new to NERC CIP seeking in-depth knowledge of these standards. Attendees will come away with detailed knowledge of version 5, and be prepared to tackle the challenges and complexities of compliance while avoiding audit pitfalls.All attendees will receive full printed and electronic copies of the course materials, plus free access to future versions of the course for a period of 12 months and access to the course alumni email discussion forums. Course materials are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the latest NERC guidance, formal interpretations, FERC rulings, regional audit approaches, and other relevant items.COURSE OUTLINEAsset IdentificationProper identification of cyber assets is critical for compliance. This unit will explain asset identification methodologies, bright line criteria, impact level determination, types of assets that must be considered, and more Cyber Security PoliciesThe requirements for cyber security policies are changed. This unit will walkthrough the elements required to be addressed in policies for each of the three asset impact levels. Training and AwarenessVersion 5 has revised and expanded requirements for personnel training. This unit provides an explanation of the requirements for training and awareness, including the specific topics that must be addressed for various job roles.Personnel Risk AssessmentsThis unit lays out the requirements for identity verification and background checks for personnel with access to in-scope assets.Access Management and RevocationThe requirements related to access management have been among the most violated CIP standards. In Version 5, these requirements are reorganized and expanded. This unit provides an in-depth discussion of access management, including the types of access that must be managed, approval and tracking requirements, and revocation procedures. Electronic Security PerimetersElectronic Security Perimeters are perhaps the most important aspect of the CIP standards. This unit contains detailed technical explanations of the requirements for Electronic Security Perimeters, Electronic Access Points, and Electronic Access Control and Monitoring Systems.Interactive Remote AccessThe requirements related to remote access contain some of the most significant changes in version 5. This unit will provide a technical discussion of the requirements for control of remote access to BES Cyber Systems.Communications SecurityFERC raised concerns about the security of communication networks in its order approving V5. They also instructed NERC to develop new or modified Reliability Standards that address the protection of communication networks. This unit discusses approaches for protecting networks and preparing for future requirements.Physical SecurityPhysical security requirements have been changed, and now contain four tiers of requirements based on the impact level and connectivity of BES Cyber Systems. This unit will explain these changes and layout the differing requirements for each tier of assets.Ports and ServicesThis unit covers requirements related to control of ports and services on Cyber AssetsPatch ManagementThe management of security patches is an important control which has new requirements in version 5. This unit will provide practical advice to meeting these new requirements.Malicious Code PreventionMalicious code is one of the biggest threats to critical systems. This unit will explain the changes version 5 has brought to requirements on this topic, and discuss methods for the control of malware.Transient Systems ProtectionIn its order approving version 5 of the CIP standards, FERC instructed NERC to develop requirements that address the security of transient systems. This unit discusses recommended practices and explores the types of requirements which may be applied to this category of assets in the future.System Access ControlThis unit provides a detailed review of the technical access control requirements in version 5, including new and revised requirements for shared accounts, password controls, and interactive access.Security Event MonitoringIt is now recognized that 100% prevention of successful cyber attacks is not feasible. Detection and response are critical, and the revised requirements for security event logging are at the core of these important capabilities. This unit will prepare you for compliance, and lay a foundation for an effective security monitoring capability. Incident ResponseOnce a security event is detected, a quick and effective response is critical. This unit will detail the requirements in version 5 for response to Cyber Security IncidentsRecovery PlansWhen an event occurs, rapid detection and response may not be enough to prevent significant impacts to cyber systems. In those circumstances, the ability to quickly and fully recover are essential. This unit walks through version 5 requirements for recovery plans for BES Cyber Systems, and prepares you to be prepared for the worst. Configuration Change ManagementVersion 5 has taken a very different approach to configuration management, including an entirely new standard on that topic. Requirements have been consolidated into this new standard, and new ones have been added. This unit explains these changes and starts you on the road to effective configuration management and change control for your critical systems.Vulnerability AssessmentsThis unit will explain the new and updated requirements for vulnerability assessments in version 5.Information ProtectionThe more attackers know about your systems, the easier it is for them to get in. This unit discusses the requirements for protection of information that could lead to compromise if exposed, including the safe disposal and redeployment of cyber assets.Low Impact AssetsFERC has ordered NERC to develop objective criteria to evaluate the sufficiency of cyber protections for low impact assets. This unit will discuss the current state of development and possible outcomes from this effort. It will also suggest ways to address this issue and get a head start on future requirements.High Frequency Security ObligationsVersion 5 contains a number of requirements which constitute "High Frequency Security Obligations", activities which occur repeatedly for a large number of individuals or assets. This unit discusses approaches for achieving the required 100% compliance in these circumstances, examines the concerns about the FERC rejected language of "identify, assess, and correct", and identifies possible alternative approaches that may be proposed in this area. Technical Feasibility ExceptionsIn version 5, a number of the requirements that were previously subject to Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) have been modified. Additionally, new requirements have been written that may require TFEs in some circumstances. This unit reviews these requirements, provides a discussion of the TFE process, and explains what we know about the TFE process for CIP version 5.Gotchas and OpportunitiesCompliance can be a tricky endeavor, but can also provide the impetus for greater security. This unit will discuss some of the traps, pitfalls, and common mistakes that lead to violations, as well as key areas in which compliance activities can be leveraged to improve overall security. Documentation and EvidenceAlthough many documentation requirements have been removed in version 5, documentation is more important than ever to demonstrating compliance. This unit suggests approaches to documentation and evidence that ensure audit readiness. Tips for Audit SuccessA compendium of tips that provide for smoother audits, happier auditors, and improved outcomes.

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    Hilltop Hoods is a hip-hop group from Australia that was founded by Suffa and MC Pressure. In 1997, after solidifying into a three-piece unit, the group released its debut EP Back Once Again, followed by its first full-length effort A Matter of Time, in 1999. Hilltop Hoods broke into the mainstream audience with its 2003 studio albumThe Calling, and soon after garnered critical acclaim starting with the 2006 ARIA Award-winning album The Hard Road. With each subsequent release, including its seventh studio effort Walking Under Stars, from 2013, the group has expanded its reach across the globe into New Zealand, Europe and North America.

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