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Technical Talk with RF Talk with RF5/17/2021 6:00:00 PM5/17/2021 7:30:00 PM<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">ReliabilityFirst (RF) offers a regularly scheduled monthly call to provide Entities and stakeholders with a forum for addressing topics and questions relevant to reliability, resilience and security. These calls are typically held on the third Monday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">While RF subject matter experts (SMEs) will provide presentations and updates, they will not address entity-specific questions and issues. These types of questions can be handled offline by using the RF </span><a href="/ProgramAreas/EntityEngage/AssistVisits/Pages/AssistVisits.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">Assist Visit Program</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brian Thiry, Entity Engagement Manager, via <a href="">email </a>or 216-503-0636.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong>Event Information</strong></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">WebEx Link:  <a href="">Click Here</a></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Meeting Number/Access Code:  160 703 1736<br>Meeting Password:  0123456789<br>Join by  Phone:  1-650-479-3207</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Please join us on using #TechTalkRF as the event code.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1"><strong>Tentative Agenda Topics</strong></span></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Align Update</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Ray Sefchik – Director, Entity Engagement</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">This update is relevant for Primary Compliance Contacts (PCC) and their alternates who are responsible for using Align and the Secure Evidence Lockers.<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1"> </strong></span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Upcoming Webinars and Workshops</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Ray Sefchik – Director, Entity Engagement<br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Carl Dister – Manager, Innovation & Continuous Improvement<br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Denise Hunter – Principal Technical Auditor</span></span></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">RF has three exciting events coming up this summer. Mr. Sefchik will share our plans for the <strong>Operational</strong> <strong>Resilience Webinar</strong> scheduled for Tuesday, June 8. We have an impressive schedule of speakers from RF, NERC, National Laboratories, IEEE and our registered Entities. </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Mr. Dister will explain the purpose and goals of RF's upcoming <strong>Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Networked Risks Workshop</strong> scheduled for Wednesday, June 30. This workshop examines the interrelatedness of risks in the context of risk analysis, and we will be soliciting Entity participation to help us map risks to reliability, resilience and security.</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Ms. Hunter will advertise the <strong>Internal Controls Workshop</strong> that will take place in July or August (date TBD). Building on last year's event, RF will focus on the COSO principle of the Control Environment; how and why the “tone-at-the-top" is crucial, and how that can drive not just compliance but reliability, resilience and security. </span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Task Force Update</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">Larry Bugh – Chief Security Officer, RF</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">High-impact, low frequency (HILF) events such as an EMP are a risk and challenge for the RF footprint, especially with 60% of the U.S. population living within 600 miles of Ohio, making our Region a target for our adversaries. Mr. Bugh will provide an update from the EMP Task Force regarding steps that are being taken to mitigate the risk of an EMP attack.</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteFontFace-1">This presentation is especially relevant for anyone interested in HILF events, cybersecurity, and actions industry can take to protect our critical infrastructure. </span></li></ul>

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