Thursday November 21, 2019
CAPCOG hosts a national cybersecurity training course
The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division is offering a cybersecurity course for local jurisdictions’ Information Technology personnel. The 4-day Comprehensive Cyberterrorism Defense course, which strengthens skills to protect critical network infrastructure from cyber-attack, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 9 through 12, at the TXARNG Austin-Bergstrom Texas Military Department, 5102 Emma Browning Avenue, in Austin.
“CAPCOG wants to provide a holistic approach homeland security, and IT professionals are now on the front lines of terroristic attacks in all of our communities,” said Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG Homeland Security director mentioning the recent cyber- and ransomware attacks on several Texas local governments. “This is good practice for jurisdictions to reach beyond the basic training as cyber threats are ever increasing.”
The training gives participants the hands-on expertise necessary to defend data and communication networks from cyberterrorism events and is designed for technical personnel who maintain a jurisdiction’s network systems infrastructure. The course exposes them to potential attack methods from cyberterrorists. After an introduction to cyberterrorism, participants learn about protecting network systems through the planning and preparation of defenses; installation and administration of defenses; hardening network defenses; monitoring defenses; and testing and modifying defenses. They then review emerging trends in cyberterrorism and proper security measures. The course is U.S. Department of Homeland Security certified.
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