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U.S. Cyber Command simulated a seaport cyberattack to test digital readiness

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The simulation also included officials from throughout the U.S. government and from allied partners to emphasize stronger coordination.

Power struggle: Government-funded researchers investigate vulnerabilities in EV charging stations

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

One of the nation's top cybersecurity labs is hacking charging stations to see what happens to power flow on a local grid.

Mock grid, real threats: DARPA borrows an island for a cyberattack drill

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 months ago

For the first week of November, Plum Island was the guinea pig for a decidedly 21st-century threat: cyberattacks that could hamstring the power grid.

White House taps Karen Evans as assistant Energy secretary for cybersecurity

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Karen Evans, a veteran of federal IT security, to be assistant secretary of Energy for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response.

Rick Perry: U.S. must use technology prowess to defend power grid

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The United States must harness its technical know-how to defend energy infrastructure from advanced hacking, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday, touting his department’s investments in cybersecurity research and development.

Department of Energy strategy aims to make power systems more resilient to hacking

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The strategy will serve as a roadmap for the new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, for which President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget requests $96 million.

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