DHS/CISA Office for Bombing Prevention Virtual Training (VILT) Schedule for April

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 23, 2022

  DHS/CISA Office for Bombing Prevention Virtual Training (VILT) Schedule for April   Please see the attached and below DHS/CISA’s Office for Bombing Prevention virtual training schedule for April. Chad Johnston Protective Security Advisor-Arkansas, Region VI Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 501-414-1468 (Cell) Chad.Johnston@cisa.dhs.gov

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CISA: Webinar Invitation to “How to implement effective employee vigilance strategies and de-escalation techniques”

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 21, 2022

Webinar Invitation to “How to implement effective employee vigilance strategies and de-escalation techniques’”   Event Information: The Emergency Services Sector Management Team (ES SMT) has coordinated with CISA’s Office of Security Programs to provide this presentation as part of the ongoing Emergency Services Sector Resilience Development Webinar Series (ESS – RDWS).   Detailed Information: Organizations…

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CISA/Kentucky Office of Homeland Security: Cyber Table Top Exercise

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 21, 2022

CISA/Kentucky Office of Homeland Security: Cyber Table Top Exercise   Please see below for some free DHS cyber security training! No cyber experience necessary!   Kyle Wolf MA, CPP Protective Security Advisor Kentucky, Region 4 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security M: 202-573-6237 | Kyle.wolf@hq.dhs.gov   The Kentucky Office of Homeland…

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CISA and FBI Release Advisory on Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Activity to Help Protect U.S.

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 15, 2022

CISA and FBI Release Advisory on Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Activity to Help Protect U.S.   Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are releasing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn organizations that Russian state-sponsored cyber actors have gained network access through exploitation of default multifactor authentication…

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DHS/FEMA Cybersecurity Training MGT – 384 Registration (Owensboro)

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 13, 2022

  DHS/FEMA Cybersecurity Training MGT – 384 Registration (Owensboro)   The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is proud to host the following FEMA cybersecurity training event!  FEMA Cybersecurity Training is coming to Owensboro!  (In person only) MGT – 384 Community Prep for Cyber Incidents 12 hours (2 days)  No cost and 1.2 CEUs! Intended for…

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CISA Publishes Applying Zero Trust Principles to Enterprise Mobility

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 8, 2022

CISA Publishes Applying Zero Trust Principles to Enterprise Mobility   As the nation’s cyber defense agency, CISA has published Applying Zero Trust Principles to Enterprise Mobility, a new resource intended to guide federal civilian agencies and other organizations with incorporating zero trust (ZT) goals as they develop and implement their enterprise mobility cybersecurity. This new publication highlights the need for special…

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CISA Adds 95 Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 4, 2022

Today, CISA added a significant number of known exploited vulnerabilities to its catalog. CISA’s goal is to drive cybersecurity resources to fix the specific vulnerabilities that are actively exploited by nation-states and criminal groups in their attempts to compromise federal agencies, as well as U.S. critical infrastructure. These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for…

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DHS/CISA Office of Bombing Prevention VILT Schedule – March 2022

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 3, 2022

  Below is the Virtual Bombing Awareness Virtual Training Schedule for March 2022. Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) courses provide general awareness level counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) information to a broad audience through an on-line virtual training experience with a live instructor. Perfect for participants with time availability constraints, they can be taken as stand-alone courses…

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CISA Highlights Resources Available to Aid in Reducing Cyber Vulnerabilities

By Crystal Hutchinson | March 2, 2022

  While there are no current specific credible threats to the U.S. homeland, current geopolitical activities have highlighted the importance of staying vigilant and taking appropriate steps to reduce vulnerabilities whenever possible.  With that said, below are some resources CISA would like to highlight.   CISA Shields Up Website Shields Up | CISA This page…

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CISA and FBI Release Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

By Crystal Hutchinson | February 28, 2022

  CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on destructive malware targeting organizations in Ukraine.  The joint advisory gives a high-level summary of the destructive malware being used, including both WhisperGate and HermeticWiper, against organizations in Ukraine to destroy computer systems and render them inoperable. It also includes open-source indicators…

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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: