FEMP Cyber Series: 4 Understand and Mitigate Cybersecurity Gaps  

Education Type: 
1 hour
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

The United States faces persistent and increasingly malicious cyber campaigns against both the public and private sectors that threaten American security, economic well-being, and privacy. Federal agency staff are facing increasing pressures to defend their facilities, control systems, and operational technologies against cyber intrusion. Conducting a cybersecurity assessment is only the first step – how can staff understand any vulnerabilities that have been identified and take action to address the source of high priority gaps?

This Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) training, part of a Summer 2023 series on cybersecurity, will focus on how to understand and mitigate cybersecurity gaps to help enhance their facility's cybersecurity posture.

FEMP Cyber Series: 1 Understanding Management's Cybersecurity Priorities
FEMP Cyber Series: 2 Find Cybersecurity Gaps to Manage Cybersecurity Risk
FEMP Cyber Series: 3 Focusing on Connected OT Cybersecurity Risk
FEMP Cyber Series: 4 Understand and Mitigate Cybersecurity Gaps


Jason Koman, DOE  

Jason Koman is an Energy Technology Program Specialist at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). He leads FEMP's work focused on Grid-Integrated Efficient Buildings (GEBs), water sustainability and resilience, and cybersecurity. Jason began his career in the non-profit space with the Clinton Foundation as a global program manager for energy efficient, low carbon buildings. Moving into the private sector as a consultant to the US Department of Energy during the Obama and Trump administrations, Jason rose to the role of managing director at RE Tech Advisors, leading a team of 30+ consultants to deliver sustainability programs for the US EPA and DOE. Jason decided to return to DOE in 2021 to focus on decarbonizing federal government infrastructure and helping agencies meet their sustainability goals under the Biden administration. He holds a Bachelor's in Public Policy from Trinity College, Hartford and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Christopher Bonebrake, 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.

Tyler Williams, PNNL  

Tyler Williams is a Cyber Security Engineer who provides technical expertise at PNNL since 2019. Before working at the laboratory he worked at the US ARMY Cyber Protection Brigade on a Cyber Protection Team, Fort Gordon, GA in defense of the Department of Defense Information Network. He has worked in support of SCADA security through firmware analysis and HMI assessments. Also performing malware analysis and intrusion response as a leader of a Security Operations Center. He is a US ARMY trained Cyber Operations Specialist.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify available FEMP resources for facility energy cybersecurity
  • Identify the potential options for taking cybersecurity action: understanding best practices, securing network architecture, and discovering unknown vulnerabilities
  • Identify how FEMP's available tools and resources leverage previous information to help users better understand and track their cybersecurity posture over time
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: