Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Team Experts Assist DHS Risk Assessments

Published in Resources on 10/8/2018

INL team members have unique expertise in assessing risks in critical systems and this collaboration provides the opportunity for DHS to act as a trusted third party in extremely sensitive disclosures.

Tagged Under: COOP, Cyber Security, Emergency Response, Emergency Technology, Facility Preparedness, Readiness Assurance

The INL team is part of the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Vulnerability Management and Coordination (VMC) team. Through INL the NCCIC VMC coordinates Industrial Control Systems (ICS) vulnerability disclosure. INL team members have unique expertise in assessing risks in critical systems and this collaboration provides the opportunity for DHS to act as a trusted third party in extremely sensitive disclosures.
 
In addition to assessing sensitive vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, such as energy, food/agriculture or water systems, this collaborative team also reviews those that could result in hazards for critical manufacturing or in medical devices. Building a well-connected and capable community of practitioners, particularly in the private sector, has been instrumental in strengthening DHS’ coordination network for these types of sensitive vulnerabilities.
 
To help the ICS community improve their cyber defenses, the NCCIC offers training and procedures that teams can use in improving their ICS security and developing or their own capabilities. In FY17, NCCIC trained more than 1,400 professionals in ICS security either in on-line courses or instructor led classes at INL.
 
Learn more about INL’s mission on assisting industry in responding to cyber and threat analysis and defending their systems through advanced security design follow the link: Defending the Network
 
To find out more about DHS’s global infrastructure for managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities click on the link: The Patch Factory
For additional information on national vulnerabilities visit the links and check out the resources.
 
 
 
The Patch Factory: Global Infrastructure for Managing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
 
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