Mitigating risks from cyber attacks

By Michelle Froese By Michelle Froese, Senior editor
Windpower Engineering & Development
Last year, the Energy Department tested how state and emergency management officials would respond to a cyber incident. The simulated attack would take out power across seven states in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, affecting infrastructure and some 16.7-million customers.
The result? “Many planning and communications gaps were revealed concerning the cyber incident,” states the follow-up report entitled Liberty Eclipse. The report also provides several recommendations. One is to expand the Energy Department’s energy assurance program to better support planning and preparedness, through regular education, training and exercises.
Better safe than sorry. It is essential

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