Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Training

Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Training

Introduction:

Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Training course description

The Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Training 5-day course empowers students with knowledge of the "What" and the "How" of the Version 5/6 standards. The Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Training course addresses the role of FERC, NERC and the Regional Entities, provides multiple approaches for identifying and categorizing BES Cyber Systems and helps asset owners determine the requirements applicable specific implementations. Additionally, the Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Training course covers implementation strategies for the Version 5/6 requirements with a balanced practitioner approach to both cybersecurity benefits, as well as regulatory compliance.

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With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

• IT and OT (ICS) cybersecurity
• Field support personnel
• Security operations
• Incident response
• Compliance staff
• Team leaders
• Governance
• Vendors / Integrators
• Auditors
• Computer emergency response teams

Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Training Related Courses:

Duration: 5 days

Course Content:

Asset Identification and Governance
• Regulatory History and Overview
• NERC Functional Model
• NERC Reliability Standards
• CIP History
• Terms and Definitions
• CIP-002: BES Cyber System Categorization
• CIP-003: Security Management Controls

Access Control and Monitoring
• CIP-005: Electronic Security Perimeter(s)
• Interactive Remote Access
• External Routable Communication and Electronic Access Points
• CIP-006: Physical Security of BES Cyber Systems
• Physical Security Plan
• Visitor Control Programs
• PACS Maintenance and Testing
• CIP-014: Physical Security

System Management
• CIP-007: System Management
• Physical and Logical Ports
• Patch Management
• Malicious Code Prevention
• Account Management
• CIP-010: Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments
• Change Management Program
• Baseline configuration methodology
• Change management alerting / prevention

Information Protection and Response
• CIP-004: Personnel & Training
• Security Awareness Program
• CIP Training Program
• PRA Evaluation Process
• CIP-011: Information Protection
• Information Protection Program
• Data Sanitization
• CIP-008: Incident Reporting and Response Planning
• Incident Response Plan/Testing
• Reporting Requirements
• CIP-009: Recovery Plans for BES Cyber Systems
• Recovery Plans
• System Backup

CIP Process
• CIP Processes for Maintaining Compliance
• Preparing for an Audit
• Audit Follow Up
• CIP Industry Activities
• Standards Process
• CIP of the Future

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