ENCS held the third Red Team – Blue Team (RTBT) training for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management from March 15 to 17, 2022, in The Hague. With these series of trainings, the Ministry is raising cyber security awareness and knowledge throughout the Dutch water sector. This will allow the sector to be more effective in identifying risks, applying defensive measures and responding to possible incidents in ICS/SCADA environments. The training is part of a broader program to increase cyber-resilience in the water sector.
On the first and second days, the trainees learned about industrial control systems, the risks to them and the measures to protect them. They prepared for the third day by learning about the training environment, identifying defensive measures and preparing monitoring tools.
On the third day, they were divided into the red and blue teams. As the red team attacked the blue team’s systems, the blue team detected these attacks, discussed mitigation actions and tried to repel the red team.
The ENCS RTBT training provides organizations the opportunity to train their employees to identify, understand and respond to real-world attacks. The red team acts as an attacker whereas the blue team acts and operates as defender. In the end both teams learn what to expect from attackers and to prepare for it. During the ENCS training, this happens in an exclusive cyber-physical environment simulating real systems and networks of grid operators.
We offer this unique training approach and infrastructure to our members and key stakeholders. We are proud that the Ministry chose to partner, once again, with us. If you are interested in training your organization, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on the contact box below.