Cyber Training Bulletin  –  January and February

CSD Cyber Defense Education and Training (CDET) Offerings Highlights: What You Want to Know A new category has been added to FedVTE under the Cybersecurity Courses called Non-Technical Cybersecurity. Some new courses that fall into this category include Cloud Monitoring, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity Investigations. To see the full list of available courses in…

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Introduction to Bomb Threat Management Virtual Training

In 2022, public safety officials, security professionals, and facility owners and operators experienced an unprecedented number of bomb threats and responded to hundreds of threats that disrupted daily lives and operations.  As an example, in the months of January and February Historically Black Colleges and Universities received over 65 bomb threats; in the months of…

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CISA Releases Insights on Global Positioning System Interference

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a new Insights titled CISA Insights: Global Positioning System (GPS) Interference, which provides a summary of a January 2022 GPS interference event, recommended actions GPS users should take now to make their system resilient and avoid degradation of services, as well as guidance on how and when…

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CISA, NSA and ODNI Publish Assessment on Potential Threats to 5G Network Slicing

Enduring Security Framework (ESF) partners at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) published an assessment of 5G network slicing. The paper, “Potential Threats to 5G Network Slicing,” is developed by industry and government experts of a working panel under…

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CISA Publishes Update to the Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an updated Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF) today to better help state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) planners manage risk to critical infrastructure systems and enhance their resilience. First released in 2021, today’s update to the IRPF adds important new resources and tools to better support partners…

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CISA, NSA, ODNI Announce New ESF Guidance for Software Customers  

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) partnered with industry and government experts under the Enduring Security Framework (ESF) to release “Securing the Software Supply Chain Recommended Practices Guide for Customers” and an accompanying fact sheet. In an effort to…

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CISA, FBI and HHS Cyber Advisory – #StopRansomware: Hive Ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of the Health and Human Services (HHS) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) with technical details associated with Hive ransomware variants identified through FBI investigations as recently as November 2022. From June 2021 through at least November 2022, threat…

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CISA and FBI Release Advisory on Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Actors Compromise Federal Network

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) about suspected Iranian government-sponsored actors that compromised a federal civilian executive branch (FCEB) agency. The advisory, “Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Actors Compromise Federal Network, Deploy Crypto Miner, Credential Harvester” provides information on their tactics, techniques, and procedures…

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DHS/CISA Mass Gathering Security Planning Tool Available

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently released a new tool titled; Mass Gathering Security Planning Tool that I wanted to share with you. This tool will provide event planners with a framework to begin or continue planning efforts for a mass gathering or special event, as well as key resources that will point…

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DHS Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) Awareness Courses

The Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) leads the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to implement the National Policy for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (PDF) (National Counter-IED policy) and enhance the nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate the use of explosives against critical infrastructure; the private sector; and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial…

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