Cybersecuring Control Systems Workshop
Nov 15, 2017
Instructor: Michael Chipley, PhD GICSP PMP LEED AP; President, PMC Group
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, CA
Cost: $1150 EMP Seminar & Exam

The Cybersecuring Control Systems Workshop is geared to help architects, engineers, contractors, owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, physical security specialists, information assurance professionals—essentially anyone involved with implementing cybersecurity in the Control System (CS) life cycle—to learn the best practice techniques to better protect their CS.

The workshop provides a combination of classroom learning modules to teach control system basics, protocols, how to use the NIST Risk Management Framework and the Cybersecurity of Facility-Related Control Systems Design Guidance, and hands-on laboratory exercises using tools and methods to inventory, diagram, identify, attack, defend, contain, eradicate and report a cyber event/incident. This includes understanding and practicing hacker and defender techniques for footprinting, scanning and enumeration, exploitation, and post exploitation clean up and maintain persistence. Attendees will see how hackers use exploit tools to gain entrance into the control system, pivot through the network, establish beacon command and control channels, modify logs to mask presence, and exfiltrate data. Attendees will also learn how to use the Advanced Control System Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) developed by the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to create a Recovery Jump-Kit to find and eradicate malware and exploits using tools such as MalwareBytes, Microsoft Internals Suite, and OSForensics to perform data collection for forensics.

Workshop Overview:

0800-0900: Unit 1 Overview of Control Systems, Networking and Communication Protocols, NIST/SANS/ISA/ISSO Standards & Drivers
0900-1015: Unit 2 Hacker Methodology
1015-1030 Break
1030-1115 Unit 3 UFC 4-010-06 Cybersecurity of Facility-Related Control Systems
1115-1200 Unit 4 Overview of ICS-CERT CSET tool
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1330 Unit 5 Advanced Control System Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
1330-1400 Unit 6 Control System Forensics
1400-1430 Unit 7 Acquisition and Procurement Language for Control Systems, Wrap Up Q&A

Practical Project Management Seminar
Nov 15-17, 2017
Instructor: Tony Mayfield, PMP
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, CA
Cost: $1,600 to take the 36 hours for PMP Certification

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Classroom: November 15-17
November 15, 2017             8:00AM till 5:00PM
November 16, 2017             8:00AM till 5:00PM
November 17, 2017             8:00AM till 12:00PM

Webinar: November 20 & 21
November 20, 2017             8:00AM till 5:00PM
November 21, 2017             8:00AM till 5:00PM


Practical Project Management course provides 36 hours of project management education hours towards Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Additionally, the Practical Project Management Seminar provides 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for current holders of PMP®/PgMP®, PMI-SP®, and PMI-RMP® credentials. Additionally, the program awards 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon request.

Program Description:

Practical Project Management teaches technical and business professionals how to master the critical skills of project management techniques as part of their technical career development.

The skills developed in the Practical Project Management course apply to large and small projects, product design and development efforts, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and any project with critical performance, time, and budget targets.

Our approach to project management education offers proven, results-focused learning.

Program Schedule and Content:

Classroom:   November 15-16, 2017
Webinar:      November 20 & 21, 2017

Introduction to Project Management

  • Definition of a project
  • Why project management
  • Project life cycle
  • Organization structures (functional vs. matrix and borrowed resources)
  • Translating needs into requirements

Project Selection and Planning

  • Project selection approaches
  • Decision methodologies (decision trees, analytical hierarchy process)
  • Project evaluation techniques
  • Estimation (costs, schedule and requirements)
  • Project financing

Project Management and Leadership

  • Special demands on project managers
  • Selecting the project manager and the project team
  • Project communications
  • Organizational structure (teams and team development)
  • Characteristics of successful project management
  • Management styles, leadership and motivation
  • Procedure management

Project Planning and Estimating

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Scheduling techniques (precedence diagrams, PERT/CPM, Gantt and milestone charts)
  • Budgeting techniques (S-curve, earned value)
  • Resource allocation techniques (resource loading and leveling)

Risk and Quality Management

  • Fundamentals of risk (e.g., what is risk?)
  • Methods for dealing with risk and uncertainty
  • Risk assessment and management process
  • Risk Matrix Approach
  • Risk simulation (Monte Carlo simulation)
  • Historic roots of quality management
  • Current approaches to quality

Project Execution and Control

  • Project execution (configuration management)
  • Project control (measuring work performance)
  • Financial controls (activity based accounting)
  • Integrated cost and schedule control (Earned value)


Cutting-edge technical sessions on a wide variety of topics will provide fresh ideas, new benchmarks and proven techniques for maximum energy savings. Special training sessions for new energy managers, as well as for experienced professionals, will significantly advance your capabilities.

A hands-on Services/Technology Showcase will afford an opportunity to interact with the nation’s foremost technology providers and to learn about their innovative products and services.

Exclusive time for networking each day (hosted breaks/lunch) have been built into the program to visit the Showcase, to share ideas, learn from others in your field, and to learn what is working well and why.

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