CISA Releases CISA Services Catalog version 2.0

November is Infrastructure Security Month and is all about educating and engaging all levels of government, infrastructure owners and operators, and the American public about the vital role critical infrastructure plays in the nation’s wellbeing and why it is important to strengthen critical infrastructure security and resilience. With that in mind, CISA recently released the…

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In person conference: State of Cyber 2021

In-person meeting: State of Cyber 2021 Government Agencies, the Public Sector, and Private Organizations are all facing what seems to be an unprecedented level of cyber-attacks from nation-state actors and organized criminals. Join the St. Louis InfraGard Members Alliance, the FBI, the US Secret Service, and the Department of Homeland Security – CISA, on Dec…

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CISA and FBI Urge Organizations to Remain Vigilant to Ransomware and Cyber Threats This Holiday Season

  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a cybersecurity reminder that malicious cyber actors aren’t making the same holiday plans as you. Recent history tells us that this could be a time when these persistent cyber actors halfway across the world are looking for ways—big and small—to disrupt the critical networks and systems belonging to organizations, businesses, and critical infrastructure.…

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CISA Releases the Infrastructure Dependency Primer – An Online Educational Resource

  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the Infrastructure Dependency Primer (IDP) to help state, local, tribal, and territorial planners better understand how infrastructure systems depend on one another to operate, how those dependencies impact community risk and resilience, and how to incorporate that understanding into planning.  The IDP is a supplement to CISA’s recently published Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF) and aims to answer fundamental questions planners and decisionmakers may have, including: What are infrastructure dependencies and why should I care? What…

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CISA: Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Cyber Activity

  On Wednesday, November 17, the CISA, the FBI, the United Kingdom National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory, Iranian State-Sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) Cyber Actors Exploiting Microsoft Exchange and Fortinet Vulnerabilities in Furtherance of Malicious Activities. The Iranian government-sponsored APT actors are actively…

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CISA: OBP Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Awareness Courses

  The Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) December Course Schedule has been published.  If you feel that your state would benefit from this type of awareness training, please feel free to distribute.  OBP Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) Awareness Courses – December Schedule Open for Registration The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA),…

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DHS/FEMA: Upcoming TEEX Infrastructure Protection Course Offerings

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), in coordination with Washington County Emergency Management, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and University of Arkansas Police Department, will be providing four offerings of the Infrastructure Protection Course Certificate Program in Northwest Arkansas.  Below is a summary of training locations and dates: Feb 15-17, 2022 Location: Washington County Sheriff’s…

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CISA: Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 22-01, Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities, that addresses the remediation of vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited by adversaries. CISA has established a public catalog of exploited vulnerabilities that carry significant risk to the federal enterprise, available…

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Bomb threat and response tools

You may have already seen the announcement regarding the suspected explosive devices found on barges along the Ohio River. Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is still ongoing. It is not clear at this time if the incidents are connected or if there are multiple actors here. Our Association has decided to not…

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CISA: Active Shooter Webinar

  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) invites you to join a two-hour security webinar to enhance awareness of and response to an active shooter event. Preparing employees for a potential active shooter incident is an integral component of an organization’s incident…

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