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June 29, 2011

Webinar: Cyber Security in the Electric Utility Sector

by @ 10:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2011
IEEE USA
Speaker: Dan Skaar, Midwest Reliability Organization
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (first of a 6-part monthly series)
Cost: IEEE Members: $19 for individual webinar; $89 for series. Non-Members: $38 for individual webinar; $189 for series
Place: via the internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2011/Risk-Management.html
Recent events have highlighted the importance of risk-based decision-making. Modern systems are becoming more complex; and the economic, safety, and other consequences of a system failure, more serious. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) are challenging all organizations and all engineers. Ignoring risks, because they are improbable or not worth analysis, has proven to be highly risky in itself. Managing the risks of disruptive events is becoming a critical focus for business and society. For example, the need for security to mitigate electric reliability risks has been formalized as a regulatory requirement, by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) known as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).
This webinar series focuses on risk-based, problem-solving and decision-making, and the application of risk management standards and practices for public safety and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).

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