Category Archives: Corporate Services

In this IT interest group update we wanted to offer you a quick wrap-up from the Management Conference.  To subscribe to the IT interest group, visit your SGA profile to adjust your communications preferences. 

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Utilities are gearing up to celebrate Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day - March 18th!  Much appreciation to APGA and their Marketing and Sales Committee for several months of planning to claim the special day for the hard working  employees of the … Continue reading

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal article in their CIO Report, “…information sharing programs are a pillar [...] defense strategy” when it comes to cyber security improvements (Norton, April 6, 2015). As such, the SGA is looking for opportunities … Continue reading

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On Friday, September 12, 2014 the Federal Register posted a request from the Department of Energy for comments on the draft document Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. The document is available for a 30 day comment period at http://energy.gov/node/942856. … Continue reading

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests information about the level of awareness throughout critical infrastructure organizations, and initial experiences with the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”). As directed by Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” … Continue reading

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EXECUTIVE UPDATE July 2014 This communication provides a high level summary of your association’s activities in the second quarter 2014. Download our photo gallery featuring meetings conducted Q2-2014.

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On February 12th, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued their first version of the Cybersecurity Framework document. This document has been in draft for about a year with multiple workshops held with multiple industries to garner feedback … Continue reading

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IS-915: Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released an online independent study course titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats (IS-915). The one-hour course was developed by the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection … Continue reading

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs held a hearing on March 7 on the recent White House Executive Order and Presidential Policy Directive on cyber-security.  This committee hearing can be viewed in its entirety by clicking … Continue reading

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced March 5, 2013 that they would be holding a technical conference “…focused on natural gas and electric scheduling, and issues related to whether and how natural gas and electric industry schedules could be … Continue reading

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