State of Virginia DECIDE Critical Infrastructure Exercise: National Guard Integration

The participants executed a Cyber Security Exercise on 16 April 2019 to identify gaps in response planning and execution across government both state and local with integration of the Virginia National Guard. Participants included the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Department of Homeland Security, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Fusion Center, Virginia State Police, Virginia National Guard, and the Virginia Defense Force. The distributive desktop exercise was conducted using the DECIDE platform around a county cyber incident escalation scenario. The exercise resulted in identifying over 4 critical issues.

S&T Awards $5.9M to Expand Critical Infrastructure Protection Platform

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a total of $5,900,000 to the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) to expand the Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-Making Exercises (DECIDE) cyber-training platform. DECIDE was originally developed in tandem with and transitioned to the financial services sector; this new effort will build similar simulation-based scenarios and exercises specific to the energy sector.

DHS Invests $5.9 Million into Cyber Training Tool for Energy Sector

The department’s Science and Technology Directorate announced it’s awarding $5.9 million to the Norwich University Applied Research Institute to expand a training tool used by the financial services sector to organizations in the energy sector. Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-Making Exercises, or DECIDE, is an interactive platform that allows players to practice cyber-threat response tactics in an immersive online environment before real-life crises occur.

Pacific Northwest Exercise Series: Telecommunication and State Cyber Response Exercise

The participants executed a first in a series of Cyber Security Exercises on 19 March 2019 to identify gaps in response planning and execution across government, academia, military capabilities and private critical infrastructure providers (in this case Telecommunications).  Participants included the University of Washington Center Information Security, Washington State CISO, Washington State Emergency Management, Washington National Guard, Department of Homeland Security, a large Telecommunication provider, 5 Industry partners,  the 75th Innovation Command (USAR) and Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI).  The distributive desktop exercise was conducted using the NUARI DECIDE platform around an embedded microphone exploit scenario that impacted State critical capabilities to disaster response.  The exercise resulted in identifying over 7 critical issues.

Norwich University Cybersecurity Program Supports Levi’s® Stadium for 2019 College Football National Championship

Norwich University students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Information Assurance program provided cybersecurity support to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., during the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship played on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, between Alabama and Clemson.

Norwich University Cybersecurity Program Supports Levi’s® Stadium for 2019 College Football National Championship

Cyber Security Preparedness and Resiliency in the Marine Environment

President Phil Susmann spoke to the American Association of Port Authorities Annual Security Conference on Cyber Security Preparedness and Resiliency in the Marine Environment on July 20th in Chicago, IL. Phil focused on the recent US Coast Guard Cyber Security Framework Profiles (CFP) for Maritime Bulk Lidquids Transfer (MBLT) mission area. The presentation built on the NIST Cyber Framework explored the issues of Response and Recovery implications and explored how to plan and prepare for a cyber security event.