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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Cybersecurity: The Board's Oversight Role (BLC)

Start Date: 1/5/2022 9:00 AM CST
End Date: 1/5/2022 4:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Comfort Inn & Suites

N6295 Holiday Drive
Black River Falls, WI  United States  54615

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Comfort Inn & Suites, Black River Falls
Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Block Number: XE43M7
Room Block Rate:  $107.42 + tax/night
Room Block Expires: Wed., December 8

Rooms may be available under the room block after the cut-off date only if the hotel has rooms available.

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cybersecurity: The Board's Oversight Role (BLC #927.1)
1-1/2 Skill Builder Credits

As a result of a rapidly changing cyber-threat landscape and the growth of digitization, electric cooperatives recognize the need to effectively manage cyber risks. Boards face a balancing act with cybersecurity and continued pursuit of digital innovation, transformation, and meeting member needs. Together with management, the electric cooperative 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 cooperative directors find that balance and fulfill their cybersecurity oversight responsibilities.

Key topics:
  • Recognize the categories of cybersecurity risks faced by electric cooperatives, including:  operational risk, financial risk, and reputational risk
  • Recognize the legal responsibilities of the cooperative and the board itself related to cybersecurity.
  • Integrate cyber risk discussions with those about the cooperative’s overall risk tolerance.
  • Given identified risks, determine whether to avoid, mitigate, accept, or transfer them.
  • Given case studies, apply the board’s oversight responsibility.

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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