US DOE to invest $28M in energy infrastructure cybersecurity

USA, Washington D.C.: The US Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing awards of up to $28 million to support the research, development, and demonstration of next-generation tools and technologies to improve the cybersecurity of the country’s critical energy infrastructure.

The teams will pursue innovative approaches such as redesigning the current architecture that exposes the energy grid to cyber threats so that existing and future energy delivery systems can detect adversarial actions and adapt to survive while continuing to support critical functions, DOE said in the announcement.

“Protecting the Nation’s energy delivery systems from cyber-threats is a top national priority,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “These awards will spur the next level of innovation needed to advance cyber resilience, ensuring that the Nation’s critical energy infrastructure can withstand potential cyber attacks while also still keeping the lights on.”

Source: DOE