DHS, Idaho National Lab Win Award for Cyber Training Programs

Photo: Daniel McGarrity

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.

Share this story...Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on LinkedIn0Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Email this to someone
Filed in: Cyber, Industry News Tags: , , , , , , , ,

You might like:

Jeh Johnson: DHS Shutdown Would Hurt Agency’s Suppliers, Service Providers Jeh Johnson: DHS Shutdown Would Hurt Agency’s Suppliers, Service Providers
Booz Allen, HITRUST to Host Cyber Event in Washington; Jim Koenig Comments Booz Allen, HITRUST to Host Cyber Event in Washington; Jim Koenig Comments
Carahsoft Adds RSA Offerings to GSA Schedule; Robert Moore Comments Carahsoft Adds RSA Offerings to GSA Schedule; Robert Moore Comments
IBM Launches New Analytics Offering for Energy, Utility Clients; Brad Gammons Comments IBM Launches New Analytics Offering for Energy, Utility Clients; Brad Gammons Comments
© 2015 ExecutiveBiz. All rights reserved.