The Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cyber Security Division and the Idaho National Laboratory have won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for creating a series of training programs on defending the power grid and other utility systems, according to a SANS Institute announcement.
The programs were created by the DHS Controls Systems Security Program and the INL.
They are targeted toward managerial and technical people in industries using control systems that contain information on cyber threats and fixes for vulnerabilities.
The hands-on training programs work to coordinate activities to reduce the likelihood of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems, and are conducted within an actual control systems environment according to the SANS Institute.
The Energy Department has partnered with DHS to deliver this training program to the energy sector.