Wichita, Kansas, March 4, 2019 – The Kansas Power Pool (“KPP”), a member-driven public power organization which procures energy and transmission service for community-owned electric utilities across Kansas has announced its assistance with cyber security training courses to member cities.
Fifteen Kansas cities have been participating in a five-week course on how to be better prepared against cyber-attacks on their municipal utilities. The curriculum has been developed as a joint project between Kansas Power Pool and the American Public Power Association. Custom Internet, LLC prepared the 14 modules and lead the course to the participants. The program was structured by work supported by the US Department of Energy. The cities in attendance included: Burlington, Clay Center, Ellinwood, Erie, Haven, Hillsboro, Kingman, Lucas, Marion, Mount Hope, Mulvane, Udall, Waterville, Wellington, and Winfield. The course will be offered again to the remaining nine cities within the Kansas Power Pool membership and other interested parties. “Kansas Power Pool feels appreciative to offer this course to our members because we understand the importance of protecting the city’s valuable assets and mitigating the chances of threat to time and resources, Brooke Carroll, Director of Administrative Services, stated.”