Sentar to Offer Idaho National Laboratory’s Cybersecurity Methodology for Operational Technology
Sentar will use the Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering methodology patented by the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to secure operational technology. CCE is meant to assist federal agencies with meeting cyber threat detection requirements established by the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, the company said.
To safeguard critical infrastructure, the proprietary risk management framework applies a “think-like-an-adversary” approach based upon an assumption that skilled and determined adversaries will successfully penetrate any system they target.
According to Zach Tudor, associate laboratory director at INL, one of the lab’s major objectives is to protect national defense capabilities, adding that the new partnership with Sentar advances that goal by expanding access to CCE.
In September, the Cyber AB designated Sentar as a certified third-party assessment organization, allowing it to evaluate firms seeking to do business with the Department of Defense and determine whether they comply with Cybersecurity Model Maturity Certification standards. The designation came more than a year after the company became a registered provider organization under the CMMC program, permitting it to render consulting services.
Sentar has also attained approval under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to test cloud service providers. Earlier in 2020, the company won a four-year, $164 million task order to support the Defense Health Agency with cybersecurity risk management operations.
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