SigmaFlow Sponsors NERC CIP v5 Auditor Training Class in San Diego, April 9-10th

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Announcing a Free NERC CIP v5 Auditor Training Course, Presented by SigmaFlow and Abidance Consulting

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SigmaFlow, a leading provider of compliance process execution solutions, and Abidance Consulting today announced a free NERC CIP v5 Auditor Training course. The class is instructed by James Holler of Abidance Consulting and is approved for NERC CE hours.

The course will cover all impact levels (High, Medium and Low) and will highlight requirements and measurements helping to clarify areas of frequent misunderstanding and approaches to achieving NERC compliance. Students will learn audit procedures and will actually participate in a mock audit event.

Breakfast and lunch are complimentary along with a Welcome Happy Hour on April 9th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Registration for the event ends April 1. SigmaFlow and Abidance Consulting have hosted previous Auditor Training courses in Houston and Fort Lauderdale.

To register for either class or receive more information, email bmeeks(at)sigmaflow(dot)com or call 210-265-1774.

Visit the event page on the SigmaFlow website for online information:



Requirements of CIP-001-2 & CIP-002-5 through CIP-009-5, CIP-010-1 & CIP-011-1

  • Overview on CIP version 5 and approach to understanding the standards
  • Detailed CIP Requirements by Function
  • Risk Based Assessments
  • Network Management
  • Asset Management
  • Access Control
  • Incident Response
  • Information Classification and Handling
  • Personnel Risk Assessment
  • Disposal
  • Physical Security
  • Recovery Operations
  • Systems Management
  • Testing
  • Training


Compliance Audits

  • Compliance Introductions
  • Sanctions and Penalties
  • Audit Criteria
  • BES Cyber Asset Identification
  • Security Management Controls
  • Personnel and Training
  • Electronic Security Perimeters
  • Physical Security
  • Systems Security Management
  • Incident Reporting and Response Planning
  • Recovery Plans for BES Cyber As-sets
  • How To Approach Compliance
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Procedures
  • Implementation
  • Measures
  • Encryption
  • How do I demonstrate my compliance to the auditors
  • Common RSAW Mistakes

Abidance Consulting will issue a certificate to those who successfully complete the course as evidence that they have received training.

Abidance Consulting, NERC ID ACC_001 is recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation as a continuing education provider who adheres to NERC CE Program Criteria. CIP V5 Auditor Training_08_01_2013, ACC_001 is recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation as an approved learning activity for which NERC [Continuing Education (“CE”)] Hours can be awarded, and that the provider adheres to NERC CE Program Criteria.

About SigmaFlow

SigmaFlow is a leading provider of process execution solutions for public utilities and the oil & gas industry. The company’s solution portfolio includes Well Delivery, Compliance Manager for CIP & 693, and Product Management. For more information, visit

About Abidance Consulting

Abidance Consulting Corporation was founded in June, 2008, by James Holler. Mr. Holler has been providing exceptional compliance services in and around the energy, power and chemical sectors for the past 20 years. Mr. Holler has merged the wealth of his experience and skills into a company that has earned a remarkable reputation as one of the leading NERC compliance companies in the world.

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