US Department of Energy Releases Roadmap for Energy Infrastructure Cybersecurity

The U.S. Department of Energy released the 2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity outlining its goals to enhance the security and reliability of the nation’s energy infrastructure.

The Department of Energy update says: 

“Increased insight from private-public collaborations will allow us to better protect the nation’s energy delivery systems that keep our lights on and the power flowing,” said U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “The 2011 Roadmap takes the necessary steps to strengthen the security and reliability of our country’s electric grid, in a climate of increasingly sophisticated cyber incidents.”

Based on ideas and input from the energy sector, the 2011 Roadmap signifies a continued effort by public and private stakeholders to identify steps to build, deploy, and improve the cyber resilience of the nation’s computer-based systems that manage operational processes in the electric, oil, and natural gas industries.  The 2011 Roadmap also supports the Administration’s goal of building a 21st Century clean energy economy supported by a secure, reliable, electricity system delivering power to American homes and businesses. 

“This update marks a continued effort by public and private energy sector stakeholders to reduce cyber vulnerabilities that could disrupt the nation's ability to deliver power and energy,” said White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt. “It extends the commitment of industry and government to work in partnership to develop, deploy, and maintain resilient energy delivery systems that sustain the essential energy services our national security, safety, and economy depend upon.” 

Click here to read the full update on Energy.gov.

Tags: clean energy, Department of Energy, energy, energy infrastructure, power, security, smart grid, Steven Chu

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