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Technical Talk with RFhttps://rfirst.org/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=193Technical Talk with RF11/15/2021 7:00:00 PM11/15/2021 8:30:00 PM<p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-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. Eastern. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-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-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">Assist Visit Program</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brian Thiry, Entity Engagement Director, via email or 216-503-0636. </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"> </strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Event Information </strong></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">WebEx Link:  <a href="https://reliabilityfirst.webex.com/reliabilityfirst/j.php?MTID=m6037097cf3e872c1843533264c305a74">Click Here</a><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Meeting Number/Acces Code:  <span><font color="#000000">2314 645 6543</font></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Meeting Password:  <span><font color="#000000">0123456789</font></span><br>Join by Phone:  <span><font color="#000000">1-650-479-3207</font></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Please join us on Slido.com using <strong>#TechTalkRF </strong>as the event code</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Tentative Agenda Topics</strong></span></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Align Update - <a href="/about/Align%20Library/2021%20November%20Align%20Update.pdf">Click Here</a></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Anthony Jablonski – Manager, Risk Analysis and Mitigation (RAM)</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This update is especially relevant for Primary Compliance Contacts (PCC) and their alternates who are responsible for using Align and the Secure Evidence Lockers. </span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Odessa Disturbance Report - <a href="/ProgramAreas/ESP/RAPA%20Library/2021-11-15%20Odessa%20Disturbance.pdf">Click Here</a></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Ryan Quint, PhD – Senior Manager, BPS Security and Grid Transformation, NERC</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Rich Bauer – Associate Director, Reliability Risk Management / Event Analysis, NERC</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">On May 9, the Texas Interconnection experienced a widespread reduction of over 1,100 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) resources due to a cleared fault on the bulk power system. While the </span><a href="https://www.nerc.com/pa/rrm/ea/Documents/Odessa_Disturbance_Report.pdf"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">event report</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"> will be debriefed in its entirety at the </span><a href="https://nerc.webex.com/nerc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0c41501ce3c01883a405e71b7953e6c1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-decoration:underline;">November 5 ERO Webinar</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">, please join us at </span><em class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Technical Talk with RF</em><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1"> as Ryan and Rich help us answer the question, “What can the RF footprint learn from this event to continuously improve our operations and planning?" </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This presentation is especially relevant for all those involved in operations and planning. How can Transmission Operators (TOPs) and Reliability Coordinators (RCs) enhance situational awareness to anticipate and detect these types of events? What are lessons learned for Generator Owners (GOs) when validating and submitting modeling information to the Planning Coordinators (PCs) and Transmission Planners (TPs)? What modeling data is most useful to the PCs and TPs, and how do we ensure the interconnection agreements are mitigating risks to reliability? System operations support personnel, planners, modelers, plus those involved in events analysis are encouraged to attend.</span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">The Real Risks of Patching - <a href="/KnowledgeCenter/Risk%20Analysis/CIP/CIP%20Library/Real%20Risk%20of%20Patching%20-%20November%202021.pdf">Click Here</a></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Erik Johnson – Director, Reliability Analysis, RF</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">Patching is tied to the policies, processes, and procedures that support configuration management with the goal of a consistently configured environment that is secure against known vulnerabilities. Join us as Erik discusses the risks and mitigations of zero-day vulnerabilities.</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1">This presentation is especially relevant for cyber-security professionals, especially those involved in patch management, plus PCCs that support CIP compliance.</span></li></ul>

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