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July 28, 2009
NERC CIP – Compliance Automation – An Auditors Perspective
Speakers for this event:
  • Tom McAndrew, Vice President of Professional Services, CISM, CISA, CISSP, QSA, Coalfire Systems  Learn More
  • Trent Heisler, Director of Sales Engineering, LogRhythm  Learn More
  • NERC CIP – Compliance Automation – An Auditors Perspective

    NERC CIP fines and penalties can reach up to $1M/day, so failure to comply is not an option.   To most organizations that must comply, the requirements are murky, and a crisp, efficient plan to automate compliance for many of the more burdensome mandates is currently out of reach.

    • What does the regulation really require?
    • What is a “MUST DO” vs. a “SHOULD DO”?
    • How can I automate as much as possible and ensure compliance?
    • Where are the intersections of NERC CIP compliance and security best practices?

    In this webinar, Tom McAndrews, Vice President of Professional Services at Coalfire Systems, a leader in IT Audit and Compliance Services, will help you understand the NERC CIP mandates more clearly and offer guidance as to how to automate and simplify compliance with those mandates.

    Trent Heisler, Director of Solutions Engineering at LogRhythm, the leader Log & Event Management will provide a live demonstration of how leading utilities are efficiently addressing NERC CIP mandates while concurrently fortifying their overall security posture and improving the effectiveness of their IT operations.

    Viewers will walk away with a clearer understanding of what they MUST do to comply with NERC CIPs mandates related to SIEM and concrete recommendations for automating and simplifying that heavy burden.


    All Utilities or IT consulting firms that serve Utilities

    The information will be useful for VPs, Directors, & Managers of

    • IT
    • Compliance & auditing
    • Information Security / InfoSec

    Tom McAndrew, Vice President of Professional Services, CISM, CISA, CISSP, QSA, Coalfire Systems  

    Mr. McAndrew is an experienced leader with IT assessment and audit skills in a variety of industries including banking, healthcare, government, and the payment card industry. He leads Coalfire’s professional services and provides oversight for practice development and service delivery across regional offices including Seattle, Denver, San Diego and New York.


    He is a nationally recognized speaker and has presented on a variety of information security topics for State Agencies, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Trade Commission, and other information security and audit organizations. He is the current President of the Seattle chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA), and holds numerous certifications in audit, compliance, and information security.


    Mr. McAndrew has extensive experience in the Federal government where he worked in information security and weapons systems for the Space and Naval Warfare Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, and the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Maryland.

    Trent Heisler, Director of Sales Engineering, LogRhythm  

    Trent Heisler has over 13 years experience designing, implementing, managing and securing IT networks.  In his role as Director of Solutions Engineering for LogRhythm, Trent has designed log management and security information management solutions for leading organizations in a variety of industries and government sectors.  Trent is a frequent speaker at a variety of industry specific venues including AFCOM, ISSA, SANS Institute and Ultimate Windows Security events.


    LogRhythm's fully integrated log & event management, file integrity monitoring and endpoint monitoring & control solution empowers organizations to efficiently comply with regulations (e.g., PCI, SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP, etc.), secure their networks and optimize the availability of their IT infrastructure.  LogRhythm customers range from Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies to community banks and credit unions.  Gartner places LogRhythm in the Visionaries quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.  The Institute for Applied Network Security placed LogRhythm on their recommended "Short List" for Log Management and SIM.  SC Magazine rated LogRhythm 4.0 Five Stars and their coveted "Best Buy" designation. SC Magazine readers selected LogRhythm as the best SIEM (Security Incident/Event Management) solution.

    Coalfire is a leading IT audit and compliance management firm that serves clients throughout North America in the financial services, retail, healthcare, education, electric utility, and government sectors. From offices in Colorado, Washington, and New York, Coalfire provides services that include: IT audits and control reviews, risk assessments, penetration tests, vulnerability scans, and digital forensics.

    Coalfire's services are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation including GLBA, HIPAA, NERC CIP, FISMA, and PCI. Coalfire maintains specialized skill sets and resources to perform penetration tests, disaster recovery planning, software application reviews, and incident response support to include computer forensic analysis.


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