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Critical Intelligence Inc.

Intelligence Training for Targeted Cyber Attacks


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.

Contact Information

Deborah Buterbaugh
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Sean McBride
Principal Investigator
Critical Intelligence Inc
1495 E 17th
Idaho Falls, ID 83404-6236

Recipient: Critical Intelligence In
HQ State: Idaho
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $648,376
Federal Share: $463,176
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Increased awareness of cyber security issues in the electric power sector
  • Job creation and retention
  • Cyber-secure power sector

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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