The US House of Representatives has passed a new cybersecurity bill named the “Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training Act.” The law pushes for free training. Yes, free.
What does this mean?
The goal of the legislation is to help strengthen the US’s cybersecurity protections in light of increased Russian cyber threats. The Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training Act would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to establish a cybersecurity training initiative focusing on industrial control systems (ICS).
The bill aims to provide the IT workforce with free ICS security training. This includes virtual and in-person training and courses that would be available at different skill levels to help participants develop and strengthen their skills.
Note: Here is the law: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7777