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The U.S. Energy Grid Gets Improved Cyber Protection with New Bill

December 16, 2019 / Cyware

Along with the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation to safeguard the U.S. Energy Grid from cyberattacks has been passed.This Bill includes the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act and recommends solutions including using analog backup systems. This Act aims to identify the security vulnerabilities present in certain entities in the energy sector. It proposes a two-year pilot program within the National Laboratories for the purpose of identification. The evaluated technology and standards include analog and nondigital control systems, purpose-built control systems, and physical controls.