Defending electrical grid is focus of Regis, National Guard cyber drill

February 08, 2019

Regis University, the Colorado National Guard and the state of Colorado will host an intensive cybersecurity defense exercise tomorrow and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10, at the University’s Denver Tech Center (DTC) Campus.

This weekend’s exercise will analyze two Ukrainian power grid cyberattacks that occurred several years ago to improve awareness, preparedness and response efforts to a cybersecurity attack.

All-day Saturday workshops will follow on Sunday with a cyber exercise in which a defending team will be tasked with protecting a fictional city’s power grid from cyber attackers.

The biannual exercises, which Regis has hosted for five years, build strategic partnerships within the public and private sectors to improve the state’s cyberattack resiliency and response time.

Nearly 100 participants, primarily representing local, state and federal agencies, will join the weekend event.

The DTC Campus is located at 6380 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, 80111.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.