Using the Online RC3 Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Tool to Evaluate Your Cybersecurity Capabilities

 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Instructors: 

  • Dr. Cynthia Hsu, Cybersecurity Program Manager, NRECA
  • Jason Christoper, Chief Technology Officer, Axio 

Registration fee $550, Limit 40 participants

NRECA’s Rural Cooperative Cybersecurity Capabilities (RC3) Program is dedicated to developing tools, resources, and training opportunities to help small- and mid-sized co-ops improve their cybersecurity posture. One of the key initiatives in RC3 is the development of the RC3 Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Toolkit. This Toolkit assists co-ops in evaluating their current cybersecurity preparedness and identifying areas for improvement. The insights gained through this process support development of a tailored Action Plan to improve the co-op’s cybersecurity posture. NRECA will be releasing an online version of the RC3 Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Toolkit in this session. The online version will provide you with more flexibility to monitor and track progress and improvements in your cybersecurity program. In this full-day session, participants will:

  • Hear about some of the key cybersecurity threats that cooperatives face
  • Learn how to complete NRECA’s RC3 Cybersecurity Self-Assessment using the online tool
  • Determine not only the level of sophistication of your cooperative’s cybersecurity program, but also assess your co-op’s culture of security and sustainability of programmatic improvements

At the end of the workshop, participants will have a tailored scorecard across multiple cybersecurity practice areas, along with a roadmap for control actions to take that can enable your co-op to achieve a higher level of cybersecurity maturity. Participants will need to bring their own computer to access the online platform.

The session will be led by Cynthia Hsu, NRECA’s Cybersecurity Program Manager, and Jason Christopher, Chief Technology Officer at Axio. NRECA and Axio partnered to build the online RC3 Self-Assessment Toolkit. Axio’s goal is to effectively align cybersecurity controls and capabilities to minimize cyber risk and maximize the ability to recover fully when security failures occur.

Intended audience:

  • Staff responsible for developing and managing cybersecurity at the cooperative, including technical job roles (IT, engineers, and operators)
  • Non-technical job roles (CEO, Finance, HR, Member Services, etc.
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