RC3 Cybersecurity Summits and Courses

As part of the RC3 program, NRECA has been holding a series of free Cybersecurity Summits around the country for members. The more than 200 people who attended the 2017 Summits gave the sessions high marks, appreciating learning about cybersecurity opportunities and challenges, and interacting with co-op peers. For 2018/2019, we are adding optional half-day classes the day prior to the Summits, for an enhanced learning opportunity.

Creating New Cybersecurity Courses Addressing Co-op Needs

In 2017, the RC3 program offered two new courses at Co-op U. One covered issues associated with managing cybersecurity risk in purchasing decisions, and the second course focused on how to procure and manage cybersecurity vulnerability assessment providers.

RC3 SANS Voucher Program for Cybersecurity Training

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, for a limited time NRECA’s Rural Cooperative Cybersecurity Capabilities (RC3) program is able to offer high-quality cybersecurity online training to electric cooperative employees at no cost. Forty-one (41) cooperatives participated through an initial offering in early 2018, and NRECA is now opening an opportunity for a second group to take part in the RC3 SANS Voucher Program. SANS is a world-renowned cybersecurity training, certification and research company, and the available courses can benefit any co-op, regardless of size or IT resources. This opportunity is limited in availability and timeframe, and interested cooperatives must submit an application for consideration by November 16.