Panel on Cybersecurity

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Join the EBA's Gas, Oils, & Liquids Steering Committee and the Texas Chapter as they bring together government and private sector experts to discuss relevant cybersecurity matters to the natural gas and oil pipeline industry.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET): Panel I

Representatives from CISA (Mark Bristow), TSA (Sonya Proctor), and FERC (Barry Kuehnle) will provide their insight on cybersecurity developments.

  • Barry Kuehnle will provide a quick background on the mandatory Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, which are a byproduct of the August 14, 2003, Northeast Blackout.  The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) develops and enforces the CIP Reliability Standards, which are written by industry and then approved, modify, or remanded by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  He will discuss the journey of the CIP Reliability Standards as they adapt to changing technologies and threat environment.  Barry will identify some of the lessons learned from the many revisions of the CIP Reliability Standards.  Lastly, Barry will highlight today’s challenges with implementing and maintaining the CIP Reliability Standards with the challenges of threats, technology, and staffing. 
  • Mark Bristow with CISA will provide his insight into threats that are currently facing the natural gas and oil pipeline industry.
  • Sonya Proctor: In the wake of the pipeline ransomware incident, TSA used its statutory authority to strengthen the cybersecurity and resilience of critical pipeline operators through issuance of two Security Directives (SDs). Each SD requires specific actions be taken by TSA-designated pipeline operators.Through regulatory and non-regulatory activities, TSA continues to leverage stakeholder partnerships by conducting inspections, assessments, and initiatives to increase the security posture of surface transportation assets in order to meet the ever-evolving threats to transportation.
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Mark Bristow

Branch Chief for Cyber Defense Coordination

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency


Barry Kuehnle

Senior Energy Infrastructure and Cyber Security Advisor

Office of Electric  Reliability

Sonya T. Proctor

Assistant Administrator

 Transportation Security Administration Surface Operations





3:35 PM - 4:35 PM (ET): Panel II

Over the last several years cybersecurity has moved to the forefront of concerns for entities within the oil and gas sector. Although the approaches to managing cyber risk have not been ubiquitous, recent compliance mandates from TSA now creates common requirements to which pipeline owners and operators must comply. For many organizations this is a complex and daunting task while for others the difficulty lies in how they map their current cybersecurity programs into TSA requirements.

Recognizing that other critical infrastructure sectors have already implemented (and matured) cybersecurity compliance directives, there are many lessons learned that may be valuable to the community of pipeline stakeholders.

This informative session, presented as a roundtable discussion between subject matter experts, will introduce some of the expected complexity associated with compliance activities and draw experience from other sectors to provide insight into how these hurdles may be overcome.

The session will touch on key themes that participants will find useful including:

i. How the panel expects the directives to mature over time 

ii. How lessons learned from other sectors can help provide insight into how current best practices (as being done by much of the pipeline community) may ultimately prove valuable with regards to TSA compliance

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Seth DuCharme




Mark Fabro, CISSP, CISM

President and Chief Security Scientist


Donald Good

Managing Director



Valerie Green









*No press/media*




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