NERC CIP SECURITY E-LEARNING AND AWARENESS SOLUTIONS
The primary objective of the NERC CIP training courses is to present contemporary and up-to-date security content in a new and exciting way which is critical to the success of any CIP security program. The courses provide an engaging learning experience that incorporates text, voice, video, animation, simulation, interactive sessions, testing and time-stamped reporting.The NERC CIP Security E-Learning Series is a complete awareness and training program that promotes, maintains and reinforces critical security principles. The programs incorporate not only training, but also a variety of other security awareness aides such as company branded posters and newsletters.All courses can be easily customized to include your organization’s unique policies, processes and procedures. Easily include graphics, links to your PDF’s, or intranet documents to present your procedures for compliance. Use as many slides as required. Courses are available for hosting on any corporate LMS.All courses can dynamically deliver training content based on an individual’s role, group or location. Courses can be delivered to address multiple processes for each CIP requirements at multiple sites. In addition, all courses will allow clients to tag their content pages based on whether the student needs to review the content according to their specific role requirements.
The NERC CIP Security E-Learning Series is a highly interactive, self-paced, fully customized, role-based training program that assists organizations comply with CIP requirements. The courses are based on open web standards, SCORM compliance and advanced technical concepts.
NERC CIP 2021 – Condensed Responsive Training CourseNERC CIP Micro Learning Titles:Access Management and MismanagementAccess States and ManagementAcronyms and StandardsAsset Deep DiveCompliance Monitoring and AuditsControl Center CommunicationElectronic Access ControlsExceptional CircumstancesIncident ResponsePhysical Access ControlsPhysical and Conceptual AssetsProtecting and ClassifyingRating AssetsRecovery PlansRequirements and CoverageRisky BusinessSupply Chain ManagementTerms and RelationshipsTransient and RemovableCyber Security Micro Learning Titles:TailgatingPhishingHTTPSSpear PhishingEmailClean DeskHandling PasswordsPop UpsRemovable MediaPassword HandlingOpen WiFiPrintoutsMalicious AttachmentsSpywareHandling Confidential MaterialShoulder SurfingUSB Key DropHome WiFiComputer InstallsSocial EngineeringChain MailDumpster DivingCEO ScamKeyloggerLock Your PhonePrivacyRansomwareTelephone ScamsCIP V5 Titles:CIP V5 Base Training – Cyber SecurityCIP V5 Information HandlingCIP V5 Electronic Access ControlsCIP V5 Physical Access ControlsIncluding Visitor ManagementCIP V5 Cyber Security Incidents, Response and RecoveryQuarterly Security Safety Awareness PostersQuarterly Security Awareness Newsletters
NERC CIP 2021 – CONDENSED RESPONSIVE TRAINING COURSE
This newly updated 50 minute CIP 2021 training course covers all requirements including Controlling Communications and Supply Chain Management. The module also incorporates text, voice, video, animation, simulation, interactive sessions, testing and reporting features. The course is available for hosting on any corporate LMS.
Runs on desktops, smart phones and tabletsFully customizable to include your logo, policies, processes, procedures and links to internal and external documentsAICC and SCORM CompliantMaintenance, Update and Support ProgramCourses are hosted on our LiMS or self-hosted on your internal LMSCustomization support availableTime-stamped reportingBookmarkingPrintable pages for future referenceDuration: approximately 50 minutesConsists of interactive pop-ups throughout courseInteractive knowledge checks to reinforce presented contentCustomizable test questionsPrintable Certificate of Course Completion
NERC CIP MICRO LEARNING TRAINING SERIES
Educate by role using 19 micro learning courses, 2 minutes each. Now you can completely customize your training by determining which topics you wish to include and determine the duration of the course for your organization. Any or all of the courses can be added to a playlist which can be assigned to any individuals, creating a curriculum of courses that must be completed by the employee. Each course in the playlist is played in sequence until all mini courses have been completed. This simplifies training.Our unique model allows organizations to create ONE course of all of the topics an individual needs to complete about CIPs or CIP policies. Certificates can be printed by the student and or by the Manager.
Purchase Total Seats RequiredActivate any or all CoursesCreate a Course Play ListShuffle Sequence as neededAssign Training per RoleAssign Training using EmailsTrack Training ProgressSend RemindersPrint CertificatesExport Time Stamped Records
Access Management and MismanagementAccess States and ManagementAcronyms and StandardsAsset Deep DiveCompliance Monitoring and AuditsControl Center CommunicationElectronic Access ControlsExceptional CircumstancesIncident ResponsePhysical Access ControlsPhysical and Conceptual AssetsProtecting and ClassifyingRating AssetsRecovery PlansRequirements and CoverageRisky BusinessSupply Chain ManagementTerms and RelationshipsTransient and Removable
Access Management And Mismanagement
Managing access is part science and part psychology. Management variables are considered and access types are reviewed.
Access States And Management
Review the 9 states of access which Entities must consider as well as the 2 steps in enabling access.
Acronyms And Standards
Review the Acronyms associated with the CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Standards and consider why standards themselves are useful.
Asset Deep Dive
Review the types of assets, asset groups and protection systems. Consider BCA, BCS, EACMS, PACS and PCAS. How are they rated?
Compliance Monitoring And Audits
The issues of Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement are reviewed as well as Violation Risk Factors, Violation Severity Levels and Audit types.
Control Center Communications
CIP-012 addresses the protection of the confidentiality and integrity of data transmitted between an Entity’s own control centers or with another Entity’s control center.
Electronic Access Controls
CIP-005 requires companies to restrict and manageelectronic access to BES Cyber Systems by specifyinga controlled Electronic Security Perimeter (ESP).
The concept of the Exceptional Circumstanceis discussed, as to its’ definition, declaring, responding to and recovering from one.
Physical Security Perimeters are considered as well as Controlled Access Points, Physical Access Control Systems, escorted / unescorted access and access errors.
Physical And Conceptual Assets
Perform a review of asset types and see how they impact the BES. Knowledge, Documents, People and Equipment are considered.
Policy Requirements And Coverage
Specifically addressed in CIP-003, Responsible Entities have the flexibility to develop cyber security policy or policies to address security issues based on impact ratings.
Protecting And Classifying Information
Self-identify BES Cyber System Information. Develop & maintain information protection policies and procedures.
Assets are rated based on their potential to impact the BES. Entities assume the highest impact rating of their known assets.
CIP-009 requires companies to have a recovery plan which supports the continued stability, operability, and reliability of the BES.
Responding To Incidents
Incident Response Plans are designed to mitigate any risks to the BES. Three types – operational, physical and cyber are considered.
Risk is considered when referencing infrastructure reliability, functions, noncompliance, supply chain and personal risk assessment.
Supply Chain Management
CIP-013 addresses cyber security risk managementApplies to your supply chain – your vendors and partners. The four security objectives of Supply Chain Management Controls are discussed.
Terms And Relationships
Review the types of Entities, U.S. and Canadian, theconcept of bright-line criteria, and the relationship ofassets, entities and the BES.
Transients And Removables
Transient Assets and Removable Media are differentbased on their designation as Cyber Assets. What areexamples of each? What about cloud storage?
CYBER SECURITY MICRO LEARNING TRAINING SERIES
The Cyber Security Micro Learning Series reinforces safe business practices. Each video-based course targets a unique cyber security topic and delivers important awareness concepts in just 60 seconds. Well-designed scenarios highlight the do’s and don’ts of security behaviors, leaving informative impressions that support safety in both physical and cyber security practices. Two questions are included with each course; scores and completion status recorded; and saved for Managers to access at any time.The site’s functionality allows easy access to quality training. Anyone can purchase, assign and manage courses directly from a secure website. Companies do not need their own infrastructure or tech support.
Each title is approximately 60 secondsOperates on all devices including smart phones, desktops, ipads2 question testCertificate of CompletionManagers will be able to purchase, assign, monitor, track and report on all usersUser completions captured (printable report 24/7)If student does not pass course, the course can be reassigned by manager until the student receives passing scoreCourses delivered on a secure, modern delivery system
Sometimes it’s respectful of others to not hold the door open for someone. Don’t circumvent security protocols – even for people you know.
A website starting with HTTPS is encrypted and much safer than HTTP. Be sure to “look for the lock”.
Every day 8 million people open a fraudulent phishing email, don‘t add to that number.
Knowing about people’s interests and hobbies, knowing about these interests is valuable and that’s how cybercriminals get you.
Some email can be more than inappropriate, they could help spread viruses to friends & family.
Writing down your passwords and hiding them by your desk, maybe under the keyboard, ISN’T a secure process.
Sometimes the person leaking confidential information often doesn‘t realise he‘s the source of the leak. Don’t leave confidential documents on your desk – store them appropriately.
The unwanted popup. You didn’t close it correctly…and now there’s more of them to deal with….oh boy…
USB drives are convenient…and small…and easy to lose…and hold more information than ever before.
Sometime free doesn’t mean secure. Consider the potential problems when using open public wifi.
To create a strong password it‘s best to use a combination of lowercase, uppercase letters, symbols and numbers.
Dispose your documents properly. That doesn’t mean simply tossing them into the recycle bin.
Today it’s relatively simple for the cybercriminal to see everything you do on your computer, work related and personal.
Handling Confidential Material
Using your personal email to transmit confidential work materials can unique create opportunities for cyber criminals.
All mail is not necessarily good mail. When you’re not expecting a package, double check with the sender.
That person standing over your shoulder seems a little too interested. Check your surroundings while typing in your password.
Base Training – Cyber SecurityInformation HandlingElectronic Access ControlsPhysical Access Controls (Includes Visitor Management)Cyber Security Incidents, Response and RecoveryControlling CommunicationsSupply Chain Management
Usb Key Drop
Finding a USB drive on the ground might not be an accident. Plugging it into your computer might give a hacker complete control.
Make sure your home WiFi is at least as secure as the rest of your house. You don’t leave your doors and windows unlocked, do you?
Work computers are loaned to us, and “personalizing them” by installing your own software may expose you to hacking.
You not only waste people’s time when you forward chain mail, you could be spreading viruses as well.
Sharing confidential information, even with people you know, is never a good idea.
Some people make money rummaging through your trash. Don’t discard sensitive materials without considering potential problems.
Check your computer ports for unknown devices. Keyloggers capture your keystrokes for cybercriminals to decipher later.
Lock Your Phone
Your smartphone is now an extension of you, your life, and possibly your business. Photos, email addresses, phone numbers, contacts, documents and physical addresses.
Always double check unusual requests from your boss, especially regarding financial transfers.
When personal or business information is leaked, even if by accident, the repercussions may be severe. It is best to tell someone in authority as soon as possible.
Crypto ransomware is a malicious software that infects a computer and restricts your access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Consider not becoming a victim.
If you get an unexpected pop-up, call, spam email or other urgent message about problems with your computer, stop. Don’t click on any links, don’t give control of your computer and don’t send any money.
CIP V5 TRAINING COURSES:
Base Training – Cyber SecurityInformation HandlingElectronic Access ControlsPhysical Access Controls (Includes Visitor Management)Cyber Security Incidents, Response and Recovery
Fully customizable to include your logo, policies, processes, procedures and links to internal and external documentsAICC and SCORM CompliantMaintenance, Update and Support ProgramCourses are hosted on our LiMS or self-hosted on your internal LMSCustomization support availableTime-stamped reportingDeliver custom content to multiple sites, groups, individualsBookmarkingPrintable pages for future referenceInteractive knowledge checks to reinforce presented contentTechnical tipsPenalty level alertsCustomizable test questionsPrintable Certificate of Course CompletionFull schematics provided for customization contentRole-based tagging capabilitiesTraining impact analysis capability to capture student training experienceVoice enabling or disabling featureCapturing of multiple training experiencesExpanded administrator control for database changesCapturing of students decision-making pathStudent remediation and re-testing for topic retention
Cyber Security definedThe Risks and Rewards of Interconnectivity“Entity” Policy StatementPassive Access PointsPasswordsInternet Usage (Email Security; Social Media)SmartphonesExternal Devices (Removable Media; Transient Devices; Cloud Storage)Anti VirusEvent HandlingAssessmentSummary
CIP V5 BASE TRAINING - CYBER SECURITY
CIP V5 INFORMATION HANDLING
BES Cyber System Information (BESCSI)“Entity” Policy StatementClassification of BES Cyber System Information (BESCSI)BESCSI vs Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)Storage – Required PracticesIn Transit – Required Practices (Transport; Transmission)Active Use – Required PracticesDestruction – Required PracticesRedeployment– Required PracticesEvent Handling & LoggingAssessmentSummary
How is Physical Access defined?Who is covered? (Employees; Contractors; Vendors; Visitors)“Entity” Policy StatementAccess Rights Management (Granting Access; Monitoring Access Needs; Compliance)Secured Areas (Defined; Identified; Controls)Access Authentication Failure (Access Denial; Access Suspension; Access Restoration; Access Revocation)Policy Reviews & Change ManagementAssessmentSummary
CIP V5 CYBER SECURITY INCIDENTS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
Cyber vs. Physical (Internal; External)“Entity” Policy Statement (Prevention; Monitoring; Minimization; Mitigation)Incident Identification (Actual Vs Suspected; Vandalism; Willful Acts; Cybercrime)Incident Classification (Response Plan and Process)Reporting/Communication Requirements (Internal and External Resources)Recovery Processes (Documentation; Review; Change Management; Validation)AssessmentSummary
NERC CIP SECURITY AWARENESS POSTER PROGRAM
The NERC CIP Security Awareness Poster Program provides an eye-catching communications solution to satisfy the requirements of the CIP-004 R1 Compliance Standard for utilities, municipalities and cooperatives. Each electronic poster contains security based topics informing employees on various elements of proper security practices to help increase awareness and adoption of compliance with current standards.Our team works closely with your organization to customize each poster’s message to meet your specific requirements for your environment and culture.Customized general Security Awareness Posters are also available for all other organizations.
Consistent message delivery to all employeesMessage accessible 24/7 via company intranet accessVisible message can be displayed in high traffic areas in any office or plant environmentDemonstrates commitment to securityYear round awarenessEye catching to increase awareness and compliance with current standardsUniform and efficient presentationHelps increase widespread adoption of security practices within any organization
NERC CIP SECURITY SAFETY AWARENESS NEWSLETTER PROGRAM
Branded with company logoCustomizable to fit your environment and cultureIncludes security based topicsInteresting and informative presentationFull colourHigh resolutionAlluring graphicsDownloadable as a PDFPrintable up to 11′ X 17″Monthly and quarterly subscriptions available
Each quarter a new DOWNLOADABLE Security Awareness Newsletter in PDF format is released. Each bulletin is branded with Customer company logo and is ready to print and distribute in any environment – electronically or in print format.The NERC CIP Security Awareness Newsletter Program provides an eye-catching communications solution to satisfy the requirements of the CIP-004 R1 Compliance Standard for utilities, municipalities and cooperatives. Each electronic bulletin contains security based topics informing employees on various elements of proper security practices to help increase awareness and adoption of compliance with current standards.Our team works closely with your organization to customize each newsletter’s message to meet your specific requirements and include a perfect fit for your environment and culture.Customized general Security Awareness Newsletters are also available.
NERC CIP STANDARDS CLASSROOM TRAINING
Consistent message delivery to all employeesMessage accessible 24/7 through company intranet accessVisible message can be displayed in high traffic areas in any office or plant environmentDemonstrates commitment to securityYear round awarenessEye catching to increase awareness and compliance with current standardsUniform and efficient presentationHelps increase widespread adoption of security practices within any organization
Delivered on-site, a fully customized and comprehensive NERC CIP Standards Classroom Training Course, providing face-to-face instruction and support by our team of highly experienced Security Specialists. The comprehensive program covers all NERC CIP Standard requirements. The NERC CIP Information Security E-learning Series can be effectively utilized to supplement the instructor-led training program to reinforce all concepts learned in the classroom. Course Completion Certificates are also included in the program.