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.govRead More
CISA: Webinar Invitation to “How to implement effective employee vigilance strategies and de-escalation techniques”
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…Read More
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.firstname.lastname@example.org The Kentucky Office of Homeland…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
CISA and FBI Release Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure
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…Read More
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:
- Cybersecurity Division
- Infrastructure Security Division
- Emergency Communications Division
- National Risk Management Center
- Integrated Operations Division
- Stakeholder Engagement Division
- National Emergency Technology Guard (inactive, but can be activated by the director of CISA)