20 Technology INNOVATION Protecting electricity substations In the early hours of April 16 2013 one or more shooters fired 120 to 150 rounds with an assault rifle at an electricity substation in California causing more than 15 million in damage to 17 transformers. It was clear that a similar attack at a larger substation had the potential to knock out power to millions of customers. In response INL researchers and armor experts developed a patent- pending protective ballistic barrier system designed for cost-effective protection of valuable substation equipment. Bolstering cybersecurity The DHS Cyber Security Evaluation Tool CSET which was developed with the help of cybersecurity experts at INL was released to the public and is available for download from the ICS-CERT website cset.inl.gov. The software guides organizers through a step-by-step process to assess their control system and information technology network security practices against industry standards. CSET was used by more than 6000 security professionals and is the standard tool for cybersecurity self-assessments. Deploying innovative security software DHS launched the Infrastructure Protection Gateway Map Viewer capability developed by INLs geospatial technologies team. The Map Viewer application provides infrastructure protection analysts across the U.S. with data on more than 150000 critical facilities and assets. This helps federal state local and industry partners coordinate their infrastructure protection activities.