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GridSecCon 2014

San Antonio, TX | Tue, Oct 14 - Tue, Oct 14, 2014

SANS - Security Awareness Training for Electric Entities (free, 75 seats)

  • Tim Conway
  • Tuesday, October 14th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Audience compliance specialists, trainers, compliance managers

NERC CIP Versions 1-3 require entities to have training programs for individuals who have authorized cyber or authorized unescorted physical access to Critical Cyber Assets. The training programs must provide for quarterly security awareness training as well as annual cyber security training on a variety of topics. SANS Institute's Securing the Human now has an awareness training program that addresses these NERC-CIP compliance standards for Utilities. As CIP version 5 approaches, existing training programs will need to be expanded and modified to address new areas and new employees not previously in scope of the NERC CIP requirements.

This half-day session will walk through CIP V1-3 and CIP Version 5 training program requirements and will demonstrate the SANS security awareness offerings for electric sector entities. The session will also demonstrate the new SANS engineer and operator focused cybersecurity awareness training, that was developed to go beyond compliance and truly target the development of secure behaviors for the employees that are interfacing with the ICS technology on a daily basis.

Details can be found here.

Please note this class is only available to attendees of GridSecCon. To reserve your seat, please register with NERC here.

Tim Conway's Bio:

Technical Director ICS and SCADA programs at SANS. Responsible for developing, reviewing, and implementing technical components of the SANS ICS and SCADA product offerings. Formerly, the Director of CIP Compliance and Operations Technology at Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Responsible for Operations Technology, NERC CIP Compliance, and the NERC training environments for the operations departments within NIPSCO Electric. Previously, an EMS Computer Systems Engineer at NIPSCO for eight years, with responsibility over the control system servers and the supporting network infrastructure. Former Chair of the RFC CIPC, current Chair of the NERC CIP Interpretation Drafting Team, member of the NESCO advisory board, current Chair of the NERC CIPC GridEx Working Group, and Chair of the NBISE Smart Grid Cyber Security panel.

MBA from the University of Notre Dame

BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University

Obtained the following professional certifications throughout my career: RHCT, GIAC GCIH, CNE, Network +, CCNA, CISA, CRISC. ITIL.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
Tuesday, October 14
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS - Security Awareness Training for Electric Entities (free, 75 seats) Tim Conway Tuesday, October 14th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Special Events