Report: Electrical grid cybersecurity efforts across U.S. government are ‘fragmented’

From: CyberScoop

Chris Bing


“GAO found that the 27 efforts were fragmented in that they were implemented by three agencies and addressed the same broad area of national need: enhancing the resilience of the electricity grid. However, DOE, DHS, and FERC generally tailored their efforts to contribute to their specific missions,” the report reads.


“In light of increasing threats to the nation’s electricity grid, national policies have stressed the importance of enhancing the grid’s resilience—its ability to adapt to changing conditions; withstand potentially disruptive events, such as the loss of power lines; and, if disrupted, to rapidly recover,” GAO wrote.

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