NERC CIP Bootcamp

  • July 30 - August 2, 2024
  • Le Meridien Downtown Denver

    1475 California Street
    Denver, Colorado 80202
Ticket Price $1,899 Register Now

Boost Your Compliance: Join Our NERC CIP Bootcamp Course

Power up your operational efficiency and compliance mastery with Ampere Industrial Security’s NERC CIP Bootcamp Course. Designed for all professionals in the energy sector, this immersive multi-day training program offers a comprehensive foundation and thorough deep dive into the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.


Why Choose Our NERC CIP Bootcamp?

  • Expert-Led Training: Learn from industry veterans with years of experience in implementing, auditing, and consulting on NERC CIP standards. Our instructors bring real-world insights and practical solutions to complex compliance challenges. The course is created and instructed by Patrick Miller, one of the original architects of the NERC CIP Standards and the first CIP auditor in North America.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our course covers all aspects of NERC CIP, from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including BES Cyber Asset identification, CIP-specific cybersecurity approaches, physical security, incident and recovery planning, as well as regulatory perspectives and what to expect in your audit. Tailored to meet the needs of IT and OT professionals, compliance officers, and security practitioners, our curriculum ensures you gain a deep understanding of all essential components.
  • Interactive Learning Experience: Engage in hands-on exercises, case studies, and workshops that mimic real-life scenarios. Our interactive format not only enhances your learning experience but also prepares you to immediately apply your knowledge effectively in your organization.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers and experts in the industry. Our bootcamp is not just a learning platform but a community where professionals share insights, challenges, and success stories.
  • Certification of Completion (CPE Credit): Demonstrate your commitment to excellence and compliance with a Certificate of Completion for CPE credit. Elevate your professional profile and unlock new career opportunities in the rapidly evolving energy sector.


Who Should Attend?

Our NERC CIP Bootcamp is ideal for:

  • Energy sector professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of NERC CIP standards.
  • Compliance officers and regulatory affairs specialists aiming to enhance their expertise.
  • IT and OT security practitioners focusing on safeguarding critical infrastructure.
  • Anyone aspiring to build a career in the energy sector's regulatory compliance and cybersecurity landscape.


Transform Your Career and Organization

With cybersecurity threats on the rise and regulatory requirements evolving, there's never been a more critical time to ensure your skills and knowledge are up to date. Our NERC CIP Bootcamp equips you with the tools, insights, and confidence to navigate the complexities of compliance, enhance your organization's security posture and contribute to the reliability and resilience of the energy grid.


Secure Your Spot Today

Spaces are limited, and demand is high. Register now to secure your spot in our upcoming NERC CIP Bootcamp Course. Elevate your professional journey, contribute to your organization's success, and play a pivotal role in securing the energy sector's future.


About your instructor

Patrick C Miller was one of the original architects of the NERC CIP Standards, beginning as early as 2002 with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Advisory Group (CIPAG). Below are just some of the many ways Patrick has participated in, and contributed to, the NERC CIP ecosystem:

  • Former instructor and content developer for various NERC CIP educational programs (EnergySec, SANS ICS 456)
  • One of the original architects of the NERC CIP standards
  • First official NERC CIP auditor in North America for any Regional Entity (RRO)
  • Created and established the first of any Regional Entity (RRO) NERC CIP program, for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) as Manager, CIP Audits and Investigations
  • Original contributor and author of the NERC Audit Manual and training content
  • Drafting teams for Urgent Action Standard (UAS) 1200
  • Drafting teams for NERC CIP versions 1, 2, and 3
  • Drafting teams for multiple formal NERC CIP Interpretations
  • Submitted and received FERC Ordered Request for Interpretation (RFI) for CIP-007
  • Original participant in the Electricity Subsector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ES-ISAC), the precursor to today’s E-ISAC - including participation in the first Hydra teams (Aurora/Boreas)
  • Led the implementation of NERC CIP versions 1-3 at a very large, vertically integrated utility in the Pacific NW
  • Multiple roles within the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee (CIPC)
  • Contributor to the NERC Control Systems Working Group (CSSWG)
  • Contributor to the NERC System Planning Impacts from Distributed Energy Resources Working Group (SPIDERWG)
  • Contributor to the NERC Security Integration and Technology Enablement Subcommittee (SITES)
  • Contributor to the NERC Supply Chain Working Group (SCWG)
  • Contributor to the NERC Cloud Technical Advisory Group (CTAG)
  • Participant in multiple FERC Technical Committees specific to NERC CIP
  • Participant and guest speaker in the WECC Western Interconnection Compliance Forum (WICF)
  • Participant and guest speaker in the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) Security Advisory Council (SAC)
  • Participated in or led over 50 NERC CIP audits in all NERC Regions (NPCC, RF, SERC, MRO, TexasRE, WECC; as well as former Regions SPP and FRCC)
  • President emeritus, founder, and former director of EnergySec
  • Deep experience in NERC CIP violation processing and settlement negotiations
  • Participated in Canadian CIP audits and compliance programs in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia
  • Participated in reviews and implementation of NERC CIP Standards (or local adaptations thereof) in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Argentina.
  • Regular blogger, podcaster, and speaker on NERC CIP


About the class

Details about the class location, equipment, duration, timing, and format:

  • Your laptop or tablet is necessary, can be work or personal, no software will be installed
  • Hotel/class location is Le Meridien, Denver, CO (discounted room registration link)
  • Class will run from Tuesday through mid-day on Friday
  • Each day will run from 8:30-5:00, except Friday, which will run until noon
  • Format is classroom style, in a typical classroom layout, in a hotel conference room
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided each day of class (let us know about allergies/intolerances)
  • Printed workbook provided with slides and space for notes
  • Multiple breaks throughout the day
  • Internet will be provided during class
  • Certificate of completion provided for attendees who attend the full class
Date & Time

Jul 30, 2024 8:30 AM - Aug 2, 2024 12:00 PM

Venue Details

Le Meridien Downtown Denver

1475 California Street
Denver, Colorado 80202 Le Meridien Downtown Denver
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