Cyber 101: Understanding Cybersecurity Basics for Facility Staff  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1 hour
1:30PM - 2:30PM (ET)
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This 101 training is aimed at federal facility staff who operate, maintain, or manage operational technology and facility-related control systems and are looking to better understand cybersecurity. Federal facilities represent critical infrastructure that needs to be protected from cyberattacks-but cybersecurity training can often focus on information technology (IT) concepts and best practices. This training will help federal facility personnel better understand key cybersecurity concepts, the importance of cybersecurity for facility-related control systems, and why IT cybersecurity solutions are not always a perfect fit for operational technology needs.


Christopher Bonebrake, Energy Cyber Program Coordinator, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  

Christopher Bonebrake graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004. He has been working for PNNL since 2002 on various projects such as analog electronics and system design on chemical and radiation detection systems, industrial control systems, commercial Energy Management Systems (EMS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment, power system simulation and analysis using lab-based tools, and cyber security events and training related to energy delivery systems. He is currently the Energy Cyber Program Coordinator and working on the cybersecurity of energy delivery systems.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between information technology and operational technology from the cyber perspective;
  • Identify a cyber threat, vulnerability, and risk;
  • Recognize the fundamentals of cyber hygiene.