All utilities face challenges of potential risks in all facets of their daily operations. One risk in particular that is highly critical to the overall efficiency of utility operations is Cybersecurity. Security of your utility infrastructure is vital to the safety of employees, generation of revenue and economic growth of your community. With growing concerns of Cybersecurity, ECG and MEAG Power have joined together to provide opportunities and resources to improve your community’s Cybersecurity footprint. Listed below are some resources to assist you in those efforts.

APPA – American Public Power

The American Public Power Association is helping member utilities across the country create a more resilient and secure electric grid that is prepared for both cyber and physical threats. Public power utilities are working with their communities, states, and the federal government to ensure compliance with stringent security standards and to manage risk.

APPA Public Power Daily Report

Incident Response Playbook

Lessons Learned from GridX

All MEAG Power Participants are members of APPA and have access to acquire a login with access to the following resources:

Cybersecurity Preparedness

Cybersecurity Scorecard

Cybersecurity Roadmap

Group Discussion Lists

MS-ISAC – Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Cybersecurity Best Practices

The mission of the MS-ISAC is to improve the overall Cybersecurity posture of the nation’s state, local, tribal and territorial governments through focused cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery.

Cybersecurity Tools

Cybersecurity Threats

Member Benefits

E-ISAC – Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center

The E-ISAC reduces cyber and physical security risk to the electricity industry across North America by providing unique insights, leadership, and collaboration. Listed below are some resources for non-members. To gain access to the full library you must acquire a login.

Cyber / Physical Security Bulletins & Physical News

Georgia Technology Authority

The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) currently manages the delivery of IT infrastructure services to 89 Executive Branch agencies and managed network services to more than 1,200 state and local government entities.

GTA

Federal Bureau of Investigations

To contact the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) office regarding a cybersecurity issue or concerns, please notify

SA Nate Langmack / [email protected] / FBI Atlanta / 770-216-3240

Upcoming Events

5
October 2022

ECG Board Meeting

12 AM EST

The ECG October Board Meeting was to be held in conjunction with the Foreman & Supervisor Conference at The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. Since the conference has been postponed the ECG October Board Meeting will be held via… read more

6
October 2022

ECG Foreman & Supervisor Conference

8 AM EST

This event has been postponed until further notice.read more

10
October 2022

Overhead Hotline School Class 6

1 PM EST

ECG’s Overhead Hotline School is designed to give linemen and Apprentice Lineworker Program graduates additional training. The program is simulated energized and at no time will students handle energized conductors. The school’s focus is to train students… read more

18
October 2022

Utility Customer Service Certification

9 AM EST

Series 3 - Dealing with Stress Caused by Angry and Difficult Customersread more

24
October 2022

Apprentice Class 61B

8 AM EST

ECG’s Powerline Workers Apprenticeship Program is a three-year certification designed to enhance utility employees’ knowledge and skills in this field. Powerline workers are responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the poles and wires that… read more

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