July 11, 2022

Cybersecurity Training Available to Cities

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) is offering no-cost cybersecurity training in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Cybersecurity is a growing concern for city governments. KLC Insurance Services offers a $1 million Cybersecurity Preparedness Grant to help fund preventative measures.

The KOHS training includes four virtual courses for IT and cybersecurity personnel and seven in-person, non-technical opportunities for community leaders.

The virtual technical training for IT professionals will take place each Tuesday in September.

• Sept. 6 - Device management automation

• Sept. 13 - Firewall and endpoint logging

• Sept. 20 - Firewall and endpoint log analysis

• Sept. 27 - Vulnerability scanning – internal/external


KOHS will hold the in-person, non-technical training for community leaders ‒ such as mayors, emergency managers, utility representatives, first responders, and other critical infrastructure personnel ‒ in seven Area Development District (ADD) offices. The agenda includes:

• The Cyber Threat (actors and tactics)

• Defense in Depth (CISA Cyber Essentials)

• Cyber Incident Management

• Resources and State/Federal Partners

Training will take place at 9 a.m. local time on the following dates and locations and will last six hours.

• Sept. 8 – FIVCO ADD

• Sept. 15 – Bluegrass ADD

• Sept. 21 – Green River ADD

• Oct. 4 – Northern Kentucky ADD

• Oct. 11 – Barren River ADD

• Oct. 20 – Kentucky River ADD

• Oct. 25 – Cumberland Valley ADD

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