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NERC CIP Overview

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  • Level: Foundational
  • Modality: Self-paced 
    • Duration: 3 Days
  • Author: Captiva 
Course Overview
Our NERC CIP Overview Course presents a selection of key topics on the protection of critical infrastructure that is part of the Bulk Electric System (BES). Participants will learn how to apply North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards toward cyber and physical security of the North American BES.

It provides participants 
with a short history of the relationship between FERC and NERC and the underlying Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). It also presents a
high-level review of each NERC CIP Reliability Standard Subject to Enforcement, their fundamental purpose, and measures (acceptable evidence) to demonstrate conformity with the Standards. Participants are presented with vital introductory cybersecurity concepts on threats, defense mechanisms, and safeguards that impact compliance with the Standards and contribute to the reliable
operation of the Bulk Power System.
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Course Highlights

  • Comprehensive training with expert instructors  
  • The ERO Enterprise and Where you Fit in 
  • Case Studies  
  • CPEs for individuals with professional certificates to maintain 
  • Instructor-led discussions  
  • 12-months access to replays of daily lessions 

Relevant NERC CIP Standards:

Participants will learn how to apply North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards toward cyber and physical security of North American BES. 

  • CIP 002-5.1a Cyber Security- BES Cyber System Organization 
  • CIP 003-8     Cyber Security - Security Management Controls 
  • CIP 004-6     Cyber Security - Personnel & Training 
  • CIP 005-7     Cyber Security - Electronic Security Perimeter(s) 
  • CIP 006-6     Cyber Security - Physical Security of BES Cyber Systems
  • CIP 007-6     Cyber Security - System Security Management
  • CIP 008-6     Cyber Security - Incident Reporting and Response Planning 
  • CIP 009-6     Cyber Security - Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems
  • CIP 010-4      Cyber Security - Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments 
  • CIP 011-2        Cyber Security: Information Protection
  • CIP 012-1        Cyber Security - Communications between Control Centers 
  • CIP 013-2       Cyber Security - Supply Chain Risk Management  
  • CIP 014-3       Physicial Protection 

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