CISA to Host Fourth Annual National Cybersecurity Summit

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced today that it will host its fourth annual National Cybersecurity Summit this October. Coinciding with Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the 2021 summit will be held virtually as a series of webinars each Wednesday in October, beginning October 6 and ending October 27. Registration is required but there is no cost to attend. Last year’s event, which was also hosted virtually, had more than 15,000 attendees from around the world join the event.
Last Published Date: September 8, 2021

CFATS: Cyber Reporting

This resource provides an overview of Risk-Based Performance Standard (RBPS) 8 – Cyber and RBPS 15 – Reporting of Significant Security Incidents require facilities covered under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program to establish protocols for identifying and reporting significant cyber incidents to appropriate facility personnel, local law enforcement, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Considerations for ICS/OT Cybersecurity for Monitoring Technologies

On July 28, President Biden issued a National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems.  This memorandum formally announced the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative and outlines U.S. policy to safeguard our critical infrastructure, with a particular focus on the cybersecurity and resilience of systems supporting the functions of government and the private sector so vital that their disruption would have a debilitating effect on our national or economic security or the public health and safety of the American people. 

Cyber Storm VIII

Cyber Storm VIII, planned for Spring 2022, will allow participants to exercise their incident response plans and identify opportunities for coordination and information sharing. Cyber Storm exercises have historically engaged more than 1,000 distributed players over the course of three days of live exercise play.

Zero Trust Maturity Model

CISA’s Zero Trust Maturity Model is one of many roadmaps for agencies to reference as they transition towards a zero trust architecture. The goal of the maturity model is to assist agencies in the development of their zero trust strategies and implementation plans and present ways in which various CISA services can support zero trust solutions across agencies.

CISA and FBI Urge Organizations to Remain Vigilant to Ransomware Threats on Holidays, Including this Labor Day

he Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a cybersecurity advisory today to highlight precautions and mitigation steps that public and private sector organizations can take to reduce their risk to ransomware and other cyber attacks, specifically leading up to holidays and weekends. This advisory is based on observations on the timing of high impact ransomware attacks that have occurred previously rather than a reaction to specific threat reporting.
Last Published Date: August 31, 2021