Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 28, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 21, 2009
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With the introduction and continuing evolution of NERC reliability standards, not only are you confronted with an extra set of challenges but you are also responsible for keeping abreast of all the modifications and integration of new standards. Failure to do so can cost you up to 1 millions dollars in fines per day, per violation.
What’s more - with the new NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards, your compliance program will be even more complex and time consuming. You are now looking at securing all your IT networks, communication channels, transmissions connected to your grid, control rooms, and the list goes on. In addition, you must also develop procedures to embark this new challenge to attain regulatory compliance but more importantly to make yourself more secure and reliable.
Infonex’s latest compliance conference: NERC Compliance 2009 will give you practical advice and guidance to effectively develop an effective approach to facilitate your NERC Compliance efforts in accordance to your every-day tasks.
The proven techniques and advice from industry practitioners and leaders will help you better understand how to respond to the requirements and successfully complete your audits without infringements. This includes helping you identify and mitigate issues before they become critical, sharing best practices, clarifying standards, adopting effective CIP compliance techniques and much more.
Here’s just some of what you’ll learn:

 Clarifying NERC Standards and Avoid Being Misguided by Conflicting Interpretations
 Maximizing Your Resources Spent and Applying them for Operational Benefits
 Attaining the Support of Senior Executives for Developing an Effective Compliance Program
 Understanding the Various Compliance Models and Adopting the Right One for Your Organization
 Methodologies to Properly Train Employees even with Staff Shortages
 Developing Proper IT Security Strategies in Accordance to Cyber Security Law
 Strategies for an Effective CIP Compliance Program
 Coordinating with Neighbouring Entities to Fully Ensure Complete Responsibility
 Strategies for Successfully Completing Your NERC Audit
 Understanding Your Role and Responsibilities Post-Audit –Successful or with Violations
 Turning Your Compliance Program into a Business Process rather than a 1 Time Project


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