Nuix USG Provides Critical Cybersecurity Readiness Training for the City and County of San Francisco

HERNDON, VA – October 24, 2016 — Nuix USG is pleased to announce a program to provide local government IT administrators and industry IT professionals in the City and County of San Francisco with critical cybersecurity training. Designed specifically for local and state government administrators and operators, Nuix’s Cyber Threat Analysis Team (CTAT) will conduct the training for professionals located within the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Region Nov. 30-Dec.2, 2016. There is no cost to Bay Area UASI regional partners.

The goal of the cybersecurity training is to help the students identify intruder activity, prevent and detect potential attacks, and provide strategies for implementing cybersecurity policies and procedures within an organization. The training will reflect the current state-of-the-art in cybersecurity threats and provide Fusion Center staff with the skills needed to more quickly identify, expose, and counter threats.

“We strive to stay ahead of the ever-evolving threat tactics coming from criminals,” said Mike Sena, Director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) and President of the National Fusion Centers Association (NFCA). “The goal of the training is to identify intruder activity, prevent and detect potential attacks, and provide strategies for implementing cybersecurity policies and procedures within an organization. The training will reflect the current state-of-the-art in cybersecurity and provide administrators with the skills needed to counter cyber-intrusions.”

“The growing frequency and devastating impact of cyber-attacks has created a need for those tasked with the defense of our critical computing assets to become increasingly proficient in their duties,” said Chris Pogue, Chief Information Security Officer at Nuix. “This heightened level of vigilance requires training that is real, relevant, and reflects the evolving threat landscape. Nuix is honored to have been selected to deliver this training to the UASI and believes that, through programs like this, our two agencies can establish a standard that can be followed by Fusion Centers all over the country.” 

This training is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and through the assistance of Kesselman & Associates. Qualifying professionals in the Bay Area can contact Mikyung.Kim-Molina@sfgov.org by Nov. 11 for details and to register.

Nuix is uniquely positioned to assist government, law enforcement organizations and fusion centers in the areas of investigation, eDiscovery, and cybersecurity. Nuix’s breakthrough solutions reliably ingest, search, and analyze huge data sets at unmatched speed and scale. This allows agencies to bring specific threat information about potential violence more rapidly and enables the rapid sharing of this specific information across Fusion Centers, which can arm front-line personnel with actionable intelligence to counter the threats much faster.

Nuix USG also participates in the grant assistance program managed by PoliceGrantsHelp.com to assist those organizations interested in training, such as the cybersecurity readiness program, and in purchasing products.  Law enforcement agencies interested in obtaining grant assistance can visit the website and fill out a grant assistance form.