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Mock grid, real threats: DARPA borrows an island for a cyberattack drill
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
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.
Department of Energy strategy aims to make power systems more resilient to hacking
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.
Department of Energy would get new cybersecurity office under White House proposal
The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response would focus on energy infrastructure security and support expanded national security responsibilities.
DOE tries to spur development of defenses against Ukraine-style electrical grid cyberattack
The Department of Energy doled out $4 million in grant funding earlier this month to four different cybersecurity firms in an effort to spur the development of new technology that can help protect against electrical grid cyberattacks. The move comes just three months after a complex cyberattack aimed at Ukrainian energy company Ukrenergo caused widespread blackouts across northern Kiev.
Senator grills DOE official over lack of cyber training programs
A shortage in qualified industrial control system, or ICS, cybersecurity professionals — individuals trained to defend the nation’s energy infrastructure from hackers — should cause the Department of Energy serious concern.