Recognizing the cyber security threats in the energy sector, the Biden Administration issued an executive order to address and improve the country's cyber security, both for IT and OT. Building from that executive order, the Department of Energy launched the Electricity Subsector Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative, a 100-day plan to offer better protection to the electric grid, and introduced upgrades to the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model tool to strengthen protections for energy sector security.
Last year, a ransomware attack brought empty gas pumps to the East Coast. The next cyber attack could put large sections of the country in the dark for undisclosed periods of time.
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