Education and Traning

UTC Supply Chain Risk Management workshops offer practical steps for utilities and utility technology partners for reducing risk to their supply chains.

  • Delivered by Nadya Bartol, UTC VP of Industry Affairs and Cybersecurity Strategist
  • Features utility leaders and experts, sharing experience and lessons learned
  • Presents dos and don’ts of managing security risks in supplier relationships
  • Offered at UTC events and at EnergySec events
  • Email if you would like to offer the course at your event
  • Register for UTC Supply Chain Training (requires UTC membership)

Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) was created in 1988 to coordinate response to internet security incidents. The CERT Division now has more than 150 cybersecurity professionals.

UTC partners with CMU to offer the CERT Division’s STEPfwd Simulation, Training, and Exercise Platform. STEPfwd presents innovative ways to compress the time it takes to build security expertise across a globally distributed workforce.

UTC members can access two distinct packages of the STEPfwd program:

Technical information systems security package that speaks to the technical information security issues such as those associated with securing the network perimeter and infrastructure devices, network monitoring, wireless networks, IPV6, Domain Name Servers (DNS), and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
Cybersecurity for managers package that speaks to broader security issues including risk management, cyber threats, and incident management fundamentals

Register for CMU STEPfwd courses (requires UTC membership)

UTC and Thomas Edison State University (TESU) offer the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity – Critical Infrastructure. UTC and its members developed this curriculum to prepare for the coming shortage in cybersecurity skills.

The 100% online curriculum can be completed in one year by full-time employees:

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Building Security-Protective Controls
  • Monitoring and Detection
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • System and Solution Lifecycle Cybersecurity Management

The courses blend IT and OT security with a focus on critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, water, gas and transportation.

Learn more at the TESU website.

UTC’s partnership with the SANS Institute offers its members discounted access to courses that utilities will find useful. SANS Institute is a globally recognized premier provider of Security training. UTC members enjoy discounted access to two SANS programs:

  • OnDemand and vLive training provides access to 30 SANS Institute online courses
  • SANS Secure the Human (STH) curriculum focuses on the weakest link in security – the human. STH targets broad user awareness across organizations.
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Certification with training.

SANS courses are tailored to multiple audiences like utilities, engineers, and end users

To find out what courses are available visit To receive your UTC discount code please email

UTC and EnergySec work together to offer NERC CIP Version 5 and 6 Foundations Training for utility cybersecurity professionals. EnergySec’s NERC CIP experts deliver training tailored to UTC member priorities.

UTC members receive discounted access to EnergySec NERC CIP training. The discount applies to EnergySec training events and to UTC-hosted EnergySec classes.

Register with a 30% discount (requires UTC membership). Email to receive your discount code for an EnergySec event.