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  • Job title of nominated professional: PUD Security Team and the Washington State National Guard
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): Snohomish County PUD and and the Washington State National Guard
  • Website: http://www.snopud.com
  • Company size (employees): 1500
  • Country: United States

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

* one of a kind exercise where local government, state government, and Federal resources engaged for mutual benefit
*provided the roadmap for continued engagement to the mutual benefit of all
*provided an example to the U.S. Cyber Guard of public/private partnership

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Snohomish County PUD (PUD) teamed with the Washington State National Guard (NG) and the State of Washington to engage the NG Cyber Team in a historic collaboration to enable the NG Cyber team the opportunity to penetration test the PUD network. The test was coordinated to provide both the PUD and the NG with valuable experience. The NG was able to exercise their cyber team and the PUD was able to test their detection, response, and recovery plans and capabilities. The exercise was presented to the Cyber guard in Washington D.C. as an example of the partnership the Cyber Guard can have with U.S Critical Infrastructure.

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