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Senators want National Guard on call for cyberattacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The legislation would give the National Guard a bigger role in defending everything from election systems to dams from cyberattacks.

Electric grid hacking exercise puts spotlight on shortage of security clearances

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

As foreign hackers continue to probe the U.S. grid for weaknesses, a cyber exercise for the North American energy sector has shown that many utility personnel still lack access to the classified information needed to stay on top of the threat.

Security researchers call for calm after DHS warns of energy grid hacking

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

A security alert about foreign hackers probing into U.S. energy companies released late Friday by the Homeland Security Department frightened casual observers, but security experts say the government report provided little more than an update on relatively well known activity and behavior.

Electric power industry puts cybersecurity to forefront with Trump, lawmakers

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

The electric power industry is pushing to have their cybersecurity concerns heard by the Trump administration. Electric company executives last week met with top administration officials, including Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and acting deputy undersecretary for the Homeland Security Department’s cyber division Jeanette Manfra, to discuss collaborative efforts concerning power grid security, incident response and cyber threat information sharing programs, Politico first reported. These meetings were described as an initial opportunity for the public and private sector to speak about relevant, shared goals and priorities.

DOE tries to spur development of defenses against Ukraine-style electrical grid cyberattack

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

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.

DOE warns of potentially 'imminent' cyberattack on power grid

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

Privately owned infrastructure used to deliver electricity to U.S. homes, hospitals and businesses is in ”imminent danger" of cyberattacks, the Energy Department warned Friday in a massive 494-page report.

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