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:

Joint CISA and CYBER.org Cyber Safety Video Series

By Dede Smith | February 9, 2021

  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and CYBER.ORG jointly announced a cyber safety video series to help those learning or working online take proactive steps to protect themselves and their business. CYBER.ORG is a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness, curricular resources, and teacher professional development. However,…

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CISA Webinar: Security and Protection of Dams and Levees

By Dede Smith | February 9, 2021

    The Dams Sector Risk Management Agency will be hosting an Introduction to Security and Protection of Dams and Levees Webinar on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (EST). Attached is more information on the webinar. This webinar is a 101-level webinar that highlights fundamental aspects of security and protection for Dams Sector…

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CISA: Personal Security Considerations Fact Sheet

By Dede Smith | January 14, 2021

  Critical Infrastructure Colleagues and Partners, The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a Personal Security Considerations fact sheet. This document encourages critical infrastructure owners and their personnel to remain vigilant and report suspicious behavior that individuals may exhibit in order to thwart an attack. It also contains several easily implementable security measures…

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CISA Releases Cybersecurity and Physical Security Convergence Action Guide

By Dede Smith | January 7, 2021

  Critical Infrastructure Colleagues,   The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to announce the publication of the Cybersecurity and Physical Security Convergence Action Guide, which provides guidance on converging cybersecurity and physical security functions to better position organizations to mitigate cyber-physical threats.   Convergence is defined as formal collaboration between previously disjointed…

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CISA: Active Exploitation of SolarWinds Software

By Dede Smith | December 15, 2020

  (TLP:WHITE) *URGENT* Message from CISA: Active Exploitation of SolarWinds Software   Volexity has released “Dark Halo Leverages SolarWinds Compromise to Breach Organizations,” outlining technical details about methods of the actor they believe was involved in this activity:   To learn more, please click here.   V/R,   CyberLiaison Cybersecurity Division Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security…

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CISA Publishes- Port Facility Cyber Risk Infographic

By Dede Smith | December 4, 2020

  CISA Publishes- Port Facility Cyber Risk Infographic   The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in coordination with other federal and private sector partners, is working to develop a better understanding of cybersecurity risk to maritime facilities.   In support of this effort, CISA has made available its Port Facility Cybersecurity Risks Infographic to…

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CISA – Advanced Persistent Threat Actors Targeting U.S. Think Tanks

By Dede Smith | December 1, 2020

  AA20-336A: Advanced Persistent Threat Actors Targeting U.S. Think Tanks (TLP:WHITE)   This alert is for the widest distribution so please share as you see necessary.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you.   Chad Johnston Protective Security Advisor-Arkansas, Region VI Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 501-414-1468 (Cell) Chad.Johnston@cisa.dhs.gov   The…

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CISA – Active Shooter Preparedness Webinars

By Dede Smith | November 19, 2020

  Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Active Shooter Preparedness Webinars   Virtual active shooter preparedness courses are currently being offered.  If you are interested in attending, please click on the registration links below.   December 9th, 2020 2:00 PM EST – To register visit: https://www.govevents.com/details/41996/cisa-active-shooter-preparedness-webinar–cisa-region-ii-nj-ny-pr-usvi/    December 16th, 2020 2:00 PM EST…

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CISA: Cyber Essentials Toolkit

By Dede Smith | October 20, 2020

Please share this information as an update to the previous cyber essential overall package that was send out earlier this year.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you.   The next Cyber Essentials Toolkit has arrived: Chapter 5: Your Data – Make backups and avoid the loss of information critical to…

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CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide

By Dede Smith | October 1, 2020

Good morning Ports & Waterways Valued Stakeholders: Providing below CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide information with link to Guide. CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide   September 30, 2020   WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) are releasing a joint Ransomware…

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