Visible to the public “Cyber Risks Loom for Energy Sector”Conflict Detection Enabled

Cyberattacks pose the greatest threat to the U.S. energy sector as indicated by an upcoming Energy Department report in which the relative hazards and impacts of natural disasters and cyberattacks are compared. The U.S. has been urged by the White House National Infrastructure Advisory Council group to divide communications networks as well as improve the process of sharing cybersecurity threat information in order to develop better defenses against cyberattacks targeting critical systems. This article further discusses the concerns raised by potential cyberattacks on the energy sector, what has been recommended to defend critical infrastructure systems from such attacks, ways in which states are addressing cyber threats to critical systems, along with a program aimed towards the improvement of data sharing and analysis within the energy industry.

FCW reports "Cyber Risks Loom for Energy Sector"