Empowering Cybersecurity: A Special Workshop by Patrick Kelley at E-ISAC’s CRISP


We are excited to announce that our founder, Patrick Kelley of Critical Path Security, will be leading an insightful workshop titled "In the Trenches of Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to Incident Response" at the upcoming Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program (CRISP) event hosted by E-ISAC. This event will take place on May 14th in Chicago, IL, and promises to be a pivotal learning experience for cybersecurity professionals.


CRISP is a collaborative initiative under the stewardship of the E-ISAC and the U.S. Department of Energy. This program utilizes advanced technology coupled with deep industry expertise to deliver actionable and relevant threat intelligence in near real-time. As a public-private partnership, CRISP focuses on enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response within the electricity sector by leveraging data collected through information sharing devices (ISDs) on participants’ networks.

Workshop Overview

Patrick Kelley's workshop will dive deep into the practical aspects of cybersecurity incident response. Attendees will gain firsthand insights into the dynamics of real-world cybersecurity challenges. The workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge to effectively manage and respond to cybersecurity incidents, reflecting Patrick's extensive experience and mastery in the field.

Key Workshop Highlights:

  • Real-life Incident Response Tactics: Learn from detailed case studies and real incident response scenarios.
  • Understanding Threat Actor Motivations: Delve into the psychology and objectives of cyber threat actors.
  • Enhanced Threat Detection: Techniques to monitor and detect unusual activities within network infrastructures.
  • Actionable Reporting: Learn to create informed reports that are not only comprehensive but also actionable.

Why Attend?

This workshop is particularly beneficial for professionals involved in cybersecurity within the electricity, oil, and natural gas sectors. It provides a unique opportunity to understand the complexities of cyber threats and the effective strategies to mitigate them. Participants will also be able to interact with peers from various sectors, sharing knowledge and strategies.

CRISP Participation Benefits

By participating in CRISP, members gain access to a wealth of information that helps in:

  • Monitoring unusual activity within networks.
  • Identifying and Analyzing emerging cyber threat trends.
  • Understanding threat actor motivations and intentions.

Additionally, following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) new regulations effective July 3, 2023, CRISP members can benefit from incentive-based rate treatments for investments in Advanced Cyber Security Technology and participation in cybersecurity information sharing programs.

Join Us in Chicago

Don't miss the chance to enhance your skills and knowledge in cybersecurity with Patrick Kelley at CRISP. This workshop is not just about learning; it's about preparing to face the cyber threats of tomorrow with confidence and expertise.

For more information on the workshop or to register, please visit our event page or contact us directly. We look forward to welcoming you to an engaging and educational experience in Chicago!