Our grid is under cyberattack and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is inviting your LPC to attend a free, 3-day training that has been used to train utilities to defend against cyber-attacks in areas of conflict. DOE has asked Seven States to share this unique opportunity with our member-owners to help harden the Valley’s grid.

Registration is open to technical practitioners from all electric utilities, including electric cooperatives, public power, investor-owned, and tribal utilities. Each of the six training events will cover the same material.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Following Training Events. Register and learn more at: https://www.eventleaf.com/c/CybersecurityTrainingUtilityWorkforce

  • October 31-November 2, 2023, in Columbus, OH
  • November 28-30, 2023, in Orlando, FL
  • December 5-7, 2023, in Kansas City, MO

Registration Will OPEN SOON for the Following Training Events

  • January 17-19, 2024, in San Diego, CA
  • January 23-25, 2024, in Dallas, TX
  • April 23-25, 2024, in Buffalo, NY

Registration Note: Please use your utility’s email address when you register to attend. Your registration information will be reviewed, and you will receive a registration confirmation after approval. Each event has a hotel block that closes about 2-3 weeks before the training date. The registration site provides a link to the hotel block. Participation is free, but participants are responsible for travel, lodging, and meal costs.

To learn more and register to attend, visit https://www.eventleaf.com/c/CybersecurityTrainingUtilityWorkforce.

These trainings are supported by funding provided to the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and organized by CESER’s Rural and Municipal Utility Cybersecurity (RMUC) Program. Participants do not need to be from a NERC-registered utility.

Seven States is also helping to harden the grid through its Grid Cyber Protection Service (GCPS) in partnership with Huntsville-based INTUITIVE. GCPS will strengthen the entire region’s electrical grid by supporting LPCs with a full-time cybersecurity staff, vulnerability and risk assessments, continuous monitoring and reporting, managed threat detection and correlation, digital forensics, malware/ ransomware protection, threat hunting, reconnaissance, and endpoint protection. LPCs are encouraged to contact BJ Bernard at bbernard@7spc.com with any questions regarding this service.

Training Event Agenda. Each of the six training events will cover the same material.