A new group could change how the nation monitors cyberattacks against critical public infrastructure
PISCES can be described as the public option for monitoring. It’s designed for the downmarket jurisdictions. We monitor five jurisdictions for free, about 1,000 municipal employees. City of Anacortes, San Juan County, Stevens County, Washougal, and Covington. We’ve got more jurisdictions knocking on the door to get in. What made it possible was the participation of the company. Rather than these communities coming to our SOC, it is going to the cyber range at Western Washington University, which can be used statewide. There is some grant funding to create a network of ISAOs and University of Washington would like the PISCES project to align so that we can share with a nationwide network. It’s about to get bigger.