Questions Remain on Energy Department’s Cyber Shop

There is bipartisan support to fund the Energy Department’s new cybersecurity office, but some on Capitol Hill want more tangibles.

The new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) recently released a cybersecurity plan designed to reduce the risk of disruptions, either physical or cyber-based, to the nation’s energy delivery systems.

Under the plan, CESER will work with energy sector partners on preparedness, including sharing threat information, as well as coordinate cyber incident response and recovery. The new office also is tasked with tapping National Lab research to develop more cyber resistant and resilient energy systems.

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