Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Cybersecurity Tools and Training Updates  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1 Hour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
0.2 CEU

Federal agency staff are facing increasing pressures to defend their facilities, operational technologies, and distributed energy resources against cyber intrusion. This training provides an overview of the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) cybersecurity program, including an overview of recent updates and resources from both the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The training covers updates in FEMP's cybersecurity assessment tools, including the Facility Cybersecurity Framework (FCF), and recent resources to gain expertise using the Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DER-CF).


Christopher Bonebrake, Energy Cyber Program Coordinator, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  

Christopher Bonebrake graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004. He has been working for PNNL since 2002 on various projects such as analog electronics and system design on chemical and radiation detection systems, industrial control systems, commercial Energy Management Systems (EMS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment, power system simulation and analysis using lab-based tools, and cyber security events and training related to energy delivery systems. He is currently the Energy Cyber Program Coordinator and working on the cybersecurity of energy delivery systems.

Tami Reynolds, Cybersecurity Project Manager and Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Tami Reynolds is a project manager and lead for the Cybersecurity Evaluation and Application group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). She provides technical leadership in building out and marketing the Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DER-CF) tool to industry and federal partners. She works closely with partners to develop a deep understanding of applying the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) and National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to their renewable and distributed energy systems for the evaluation of cyber and physical security. Tami provides leadership in developing the Distributed Energy Resource Risk Manager (DER-RM), an NREL tool that will address the NIST Risk Management Framework with a focus on distributed energy resources. She works closely with chief information officers and chief information security officers of private industry partners to conduct cybersecurity assessments in the electric sector and provides support to the U.S. Agency for International Development in developing cybersecurity programs in developing countries. Tami's insight and innovative ideas on new efforts are helping to merge cybersecurity and resilience research.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify available FEMP resources for facility and distributed energy resource cybersecurity;
  • Recognize how to conduct a facility-specific cybersecurity pre-assessment that maps to both the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and the NIST Risk Management Framework; and
  • Identify what is covered in and where to find information on the DER-CF on-demand trainings.


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