Snohomish County PUD and the Washington State National Guard

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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)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
Company size (employees)1500

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

Brief Overview

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.