CISA, DOE, NSA, and FBI Publish Joint Advisory on APT Cyber Tools Targeting ICS/SCADA Devices

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 13, 2022

CISA, DOE, NSA, and FBI Publish Joint Advisory on APT Cyber Tools Targeting ICS/SCADA Devices   The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Energy (DOE), National Security Agency (NSA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory to warn that certain advanced persistent threat (APT) actors have exhibited the capability…

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CISA Provides Guidance on Sharing Cyber Incident Information

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 8, 2022

CISA Provides Guidance on Sharing Cyber Incident Information   In this time of heightened risk due to the war in Ukraine, CISA urges lowering the threshold for sharing information to raise our collective resilience to global cyber threats. Sharing information about cyber incidents allows CISA to fill critical information gaps, rapidly deploy resources and render assistance…

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CISA Releases Secure Tomorrow Series Toolkit

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 7, 2022

  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published the first iteration of the Secure Tomorrow Series Toolkit, a diverse array of interactive and thought-provoking products for critical infrastructure stakeholders on how to use strategic foresight methods to identify emerging risks and potential risk management strategies to secure their critical infrastructure systems. Established by CISA’s…

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CISA Declares April as Emergency Communications Month

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 5, 2022

CISA Declares April as Emergency Communications Month   CISA has officially designated April as Emergency Communications Month! The bedrock of the Emergency Communications mission is the ability of emergency responders and government officials to communicate across all barriers, as needed and authorized. Through our Emergency Communications mission, CISA works to support and promote the ability…

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DHS/CISA Region 6 Active Shooter Preparedness Webinar

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 4, 2022

DHS/CISA Region 6 Active Shooter Preparedness Webinar  Critical Infrastructure Partners, CISA Region 6 will be hosting our recurring Active Shooter Preparedness Webinar on May 12, 2022.  Registration will open today at 5:00pm and we welcome you to attend.  Please share widely within your agency or organization. If you have any questions please let Mark Kirby…

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DHS/CISA Region 6 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Webinar Series #3 Flyer

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 4, 2022

DHS/CISA Region 6 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Webinar Series #3 Flyer Critical Infrastructure Partners, please see the attached flyer for future CISA Region 6 cybersecurity and infrastructure security program outreach webinars.  The topics in this series include: Chemical Security, Introduction to Bomb Threat Management and Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management.  Please share widely with those in your…

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CISA and DOE Publish Cybersecurity Guidance to Protect UPS Devices

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 4, 2022

CISA and DOE Publish Cybersecurity Guidance to Protect UPS Devices   The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are aware of threat actors gaining access to a variety of internet-connected uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices, often through unchanged default usernames and passwords. In a CISA and DOE Insights, organizations…

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Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Tactics Used by Russian State-Sponsored Actors to Target U.S. and International Energy Sector Organizations

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 4, 2022

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a joint Cybersecurity Advisory today with information on Russian state-sponsored cyber actors that conducted multiple intrusion campaigns targeting U.S. and international energy sector organizations from 2011 to 2018. This advisory is being published in conjunction…

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CISA: 2022 Dams Sector Information Sharing Drill

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 4, 2022

2022 Dams Sector Information Sharing Drill on May 3-4, 2022   REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, MARCH 14th The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), as the Dams Sector Risk Management Agency (SRMA), will be hosting the 2022 Dams Sector Information Sharing Drill on May 3-4, 2022. You and your staff are invited to participate. We…

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CISA: Upcoming TEEX Infrastructure Protection Course Offerings

By Crystal Hutchinson | April 4, 2022

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…

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What/Who is Cisa?

On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, which elevated the mission of the former NPPD within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), establishing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  CISA is a successor agency to NPPD and assists both other government agencies and private sector organizations in addressing infrastructure and cybersecurity issues.

IRPT works closely with CISA to inform the inland river industry of available training courses offered by CISA, current potential threats to infrastructure and/or cyber that could adversely impact industry, and free services CISA provides that are available to industry.

CISA subcomponents include the:

 

Regional/District Contacts: