Cybersecurity is happy to announce that the second annual National Guard training exercise for network penetration testing was a success. The training provided real-life, hands-on experience for National Guard members from a regional team of cyber security specialists from participating western states.
Additionally, the training exercise provided ITS with valuable insights on how to improve statewide network security. Future engagements will occur over the next few months providing further benefit to both entities.
On August 16th, ITS will host a tabletop exercise facilitated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) which is part of Homeland Security. We will exercise our incident response playbook. The goal is to stress test our processes and procedures in a safe environment. The event will progress with the “heat being turned up” until it exposes weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in our program.