Webinar Announcement: Power Sector Cybersecurity Standards, Regulations, and Laws: Issues of Compliance

USAID and NREL are partnering with CARILEC to offer a series of webinars based upon the Power Sector Cybersecurity Building Blocks. Each webinar offers a deep dive into the many issues utilities face when building a balanced cybersecurity plan to thwart attacks, minimize impacts, and get back to business quickly following an incident. Please register for the next webinar and view past webinars below!

Upcoming webinar on November 17th — Power Sector Cybersecurity Standards, Regulations, and Laws: Issues of Compliance 

Register today for the next webinar in this series on November 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. AST, 3:00 p.m. GMT.

Can utilities synchronize external compliance efforts with internal controls to maximize cybersecurity?

This webinar will bring together a diverse set of stakeholders and subject matter experts to discuss compliance — the effort within a utility to remain in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards. Cybersecurity compliance may require deploying technical controls (such as firewalls), administrative controls (such as staff training), or physical controls (such as locks and fencing). Panelists will discuss the current state of regional cybersecurity regulations and address topics such as: 

  • How compliance can help utilities gain a fresh perspective on their cybersecurity postures 
  • Structuring regulations to most effectively incentivize utility cybersecurity programs 
  • How utilities can harmonize external compliance efforts with internal risk management efforts. 

NREL, USAID, and CARILEC are hosting this webinar to address the critical infrastructure needs of the Caribbean, based on input from regional electric utility staff. 

Speakers for this event include:

  • Mr. Mansfield Blackwood, USAID
  • Mrs. Kathyann Belle, Financial Analyst, Fair Trading Commission, Barbados
  • Mr. Leon Brewster, Senior IT Security Administrator, The Barbados Light & Power Company, Limited
  • Ms. Skeeta Carasco, Regulatory Economist, National Utilities Regulatory Commission, St. Lucia

Past webinars in this series area available here>>