Grid and Bear it

Source: By Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico • Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018

In response to an executive order signed last year, the Energy Department released a new report Wednesday that said senior government officials and electric sector executives don’t know enough about how energy companies could recover from a disruptive cyberattack, and those companies aren’t thinking about cyber threats enough when building out their supply chains. While the report mainly hammered home some long-known problems with the grid, DOE highlighted how grid resilience efforts suffer because of “gaps in incorporating cybersecurity concerns, including planning for long-term disruption events, into state emergency response and energy assurance planning.” Generally, however, the report said the U.S. is “well prepared to manage most electricity disruptions.”