DHS S&T Directorate Leads Initiative to Develop Cybersecurity Training Tools for Transportation Infrastructure – Executive Gov

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is working with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to develop training tools for internet-based defenses specific to the automotive and rail industries.
The public-private initiative centers on two training platforms to be designed by the Idaho and Pacific Northwest national laboratories and included in CISA’s Control Environment Laboratory Resource testing programs, S&T said.
CELR currently has test environments for critical infrastructure such as electrical substations, water and chemical treatment plants, and building automation systems. The novel simulation device for the auto industry is a semi-autonomous electric vehicle that will be used for training, research, and analysis of online threat incident response. INL is leading the tool’s development.
For the rail sector, PNNL will create real-world scenarios of cyber threats in freight line operations, train and traffic control, and railway communications systems. “Our test environment will ensure that they are ready to mitigate or prevent these threats before they negatively impact these crucial systems and associated technologies,” said Thomas Edgar, a cybersecurity research scientist at PNNL.
The two test environments are still in early research stages but will eventually be part of CISA’s IT security suite.
Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Cybersecurity
Receive the Daily News Briefing And Events Updates Straight to Your Inbox
ExecutiveGov, published by Executive Mosaic, is a site dedicated to the news and headlines in the federal government. ExecutiveGov serves as a news source for the hot topics and issues facing federal government departments and agencies such as Gov 2.0, cybersecurity policy, health IT, green IT and national security. We also aim to spotlight various federal government employees and interview key government executives whose impact resonates beyond their agency.
© 2022 Copyrights
Executive Mosaic
All Rights Reserved



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker

Refresh Page