Event Profile

927.1 Cybersecurity: The Board's Oversight Role

July 12, 2022


This class is currently full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email Gail Patterson gail@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Directors, policymakers, and general managers. This event is a pre-conference class for the ORECA Annual Meeting but is open to all.

Course Overview:

As a result of a rapidly changing cyber-threat landscape and the growth of digitization, electric utilities recognize the need to effectively manage cyber risks. Boards face a balancing act with cybersecurity and continued pursuit of digital innovation, transformation, and meeting consumer-member needs. Together with the CEO and management, the electric utility board must carefully assess how much cyber risk it is willing to accept in order to pursue its overall strategy. This course is designed to help distribution utility directors find that balance and fulfil their cybersecurity oversight responsibilities.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the categories of cybersecurity risks faced by electric utilities, including operational risk, financial risk, and reputational risk.
  • Discuss the legal responsibilities of the utility and the board itself related to cybersecurity.
  • Integrate cyber risk discussions into ones about the utility's overall risk tolerance.
  • Apply the board’s oversight responsibility.

Course Instructor:

Pat Mangan, NRECA

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Lunch and refreshments will be provide.

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3075 N Business 97
Bend, OR 97703
(866) 453-4480

Room rates:
Deluxe guest room, Non-riverview - $179
Superior guest room, riverview - $199
Premier guest room, riverview - $209

Please call the number above to reserve your room. Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than June 11, 2022.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 6/11/2022): $610
Utility Member Standard: $685

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 6/11/2022): $915
Associate Member Standard: $990

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 6/11/2022): $1,830
Non-Member Standard: $1,905

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.