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

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 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.

Electric power industry puts cybersecurity to forefront with Trump, lawmakers

by Chris Bing • 2 years 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.

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