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TMCNet:  EnerNex Teams with EnergySec to Host NERC CIP Compliance Bootcamp

[April 16, 2013]

EnerNex Teams with EnergySec to Host NERC CIP Compliance Bootcamp

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--

EnerNex and EnergySec have partnered to offer a NERC CIP Compliance Bootcamp on June 19-20 in Knoxville, Tenn. geared toward electric utility IT, security, compliance professionals and operations staff.

The two-day bootcamp kicks off with an interactive course providing a NERC (News - Alert) CIP compliance overview including cyber security solutions, audit preparation and methods to help secure the power grid. The second day is focused on CIP-005 and CIP-007, the two most technically oriented of the CIP standards. The requirements of these standards will be covered in depth with detailed technical discussions of tools, techniques, and approaches to both improve security and maintain compliance. Click here to register.

Slade Griffin, EnerNex Director of Energy Systems Security, stated: "This bootcamp will provide utilities and vendors with a unique perspective of CIP compliance. Having instructors who have worked at utilities as boots on the ground and experience asWECC auditors gives a level of insight and applicability taught from people who have been there. The right instructor makes all the difference when choosing training."


EnerNex will be hosting the event in the firm's state-of-the-art Smart Grid Lab interoperability evaluation facility at their headquarters in Tennessee. The bootcamp is set to include Smart Grid Lab demonstrations covering topics from both vulnerabilities and a security architecture and technologies application point of view. Click here for a high-level overview of the Lab or visit the website for more information: www.smartgridlabs.com.

The Instructors

  • Steve Parker
    CISA, CISSP, is the President of EnergySec and a former NERC CIP Auditor in the WECC Region.
  • Lisa Carrington
    Former NERC certified system reliability operator and was integral in the formation and development of the Western Interconnection Compliance Forum (WICF).

For more information regarding the course or to register, visit www.energysec.org.

About EnerNex

EnerNex, established in 2003, provides research, engineering and consulting services, for the electric power industry. EnerNex focuses on providing services around the development and application of new and emerging electric power technologies to engineer a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future.

About EnergySec

EnergySec is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to facilitate information sharing, communication, and coordination among energy sector asset owners, academia, government agencies, and industry for the purpose of strengthening the security of critical infrastructures in the energy sector. Since its inception in 2004, participation has grown organically to include representation from over 500 organizations across North America.

  • For more information about EnergySec, visit us on the web www.energysec.org.
  • Follow us on Twitter @EnergySec.


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