cybersecurity, education

Oklahoma-based Tulsa Community College (TCC) has opened its new Cybersecurity Lab which includes two computer lab classrooms and a fully functional data center to ensure students have access to advanced, secure network technology.

water, drinking water, public water systems

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and FBI published a joint fact sheet on Feb. 21 outlining the top cybersecurity actions water and wastewater systems sector (WWS) entities can take to improve their cyber resiliency.

Feds Warn of Chinese Hack Into US Critical Infrastructure
Federal agencies called on all organizations today to urgently implement a series of cybersecurity actions after discovering that a Chinese-based hacking group has compromised the IT environments of multiple U.S. critical infrastructure organizations – with the end goal of a future cyberattack.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has chosen John Godfrey as the state’s new chief information security officer (CISO). In his new role, Godfrey will lead the Kansas Information Security Office (KISO) in developing and implementing information security and cybersecurity strategies. 

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey has announced award recipients for the 2024 Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program, which will provide 78,000 employees from 227 municipalities and public school districts across the state with cybersecurity training to better detect and avoid cyber threats.

In joint guidance released on Jan. 17, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – alongside the FBI – is warning critical infrastructure and state, local, tribal, and territorial partners of cybersecurity threats posed by Chinese-manufactured unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones.

Cybersecurity

Three of the largest research universities in Oregon have teamed up to launch the Oregon Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, with the goal of improving Oregon’s resilience to cyberattacks.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – along with the National Security Agency (NSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) – have released a new cybersecurity advisorywarning of continued Iranian-backed cybersecurity attacks aimed towards American and Israeli water and wastewater systems (WWS).

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