(AP) -- The state of Illinois
plans to help emergency personnel and local governments improve their planning
for computer attacks.
If all goes according to
plan, the training in cyber security will be used around the country.
The Illinois Emergency
Management Agency said Thursday it has gotten a $1 million federal grant to pay
for the training, which will be developed with the Illinois Terrorism Task
Force and the University
The training is supposed
to include both classroom and online work. It's meant to educate state and
local emergency response organizations on how to identify, prevent, respond to
and recover from cyber incidents.
Once the course is
developed, it will be shared with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for
use around the country.