PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Plaquemines Parish gets help from the Louisiana National Guard to fight cyberattacks.
The parish announced Tuesday that it received essential training from the Louisiana National Guard on how to respond to cyber incidents created by an aggressive nation state, terror organization, or lone-wolf. During the training, National Guard members poured over the inner workings of the Plaquemines Parish website.
"We have open intelligence demonstrating that ISIS or ISIL is recruiting more than 30,000 hackers from India and offering up to $10,000 for every website hacked or stealing information from local governments," said Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. Henry T. Capello. "Plaquemines Parish is at the forefront of any hazardous event that affects Louisiana, consequently it feels the first effects of any storm and it can be subject to a complex attack where a nefarious character or nation-state takes advantage of a hazardous event by piling onto it with a cyber event," said Louisiana National Guard Col. Brian Champagne.