Critical Intelligence Incorporated is building a 12-week instructor-lead online course
that trains energy sector information security employees to detect and respond to
cyber threats. Developed with energy sector partners, including a major U.S. utility, the
course will focus on building a threat intelligence program capable of identifying and
responding to targeted attacks and sharing information garnered from the intelligence
program with industry peers and government partners. This training differs from other
programs, because it is energy sector specific, has courses of longer duration,
eliminates travel, and applies learned techniques to the current work environment.
Each training course instructs between 12 and 30 students and is equivalent to a
3-credit university course. The courses are comprised of about 2.5 hours of lecture
and 7 hours of on-the-job application each week. Courses are ungraded; however, the
instructor will provide detailed feedback about performance and capability. Training is
offered four times a year.