Department of Energy Releases New Roadmap to Guide Public-Private Cybersecurity Initiatives

September 19, 2011
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The U.S. Department of Energy has released the 2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity. Developed as an update to the 2006 Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Energy Sector, this report outlines a strategic framework over the next decade among industry, vendors, academia and government stakeholders to design, install, operate, and maintain a resilient energy delivery system capable of surviving a cyber incident while sustaining critical functions.

“Increased insight from private-public collaborations will allow us to better protect the nation’s energy delivery systems that keep our lights on and the power flowing,” said U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “The 2011 Roadmap takes the necessary steps to strengthen the security and reliability of our country’s electric grid, in a climate of increasingly sophisticated cyber incidents.”

Based on ideas and input from the energy sector, the 2011 Roadmap signifies a continued effort by public and private stakeholders to identify steps to build, deploy, and improve the cyber resilience of the nation’s computer-based systems that manage operational processes in the electric, oil, and natural gas industries. The 2011 Roadmap also supports the Administration’s goal of building a 21st century clean energy economy supported by a secure, reliable, electricity system delivering power to American homes and businesses.

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