The Department of Energy recently released its “2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity,” outlining strategic framework over the next decade to design, install, operate and maintain energy delivery systems capable of surviving a cyber incident and sustaining critical functions.
The report identifies five strategies on which the government and private-sector organizations should collaborate to create including building a culture of cybersecurity, assessing and monitoring risks, developing and implementing new protective measures, managing incidents and sustaining security improvements.
“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.“
“This update marks a continued effort by public and private energy sector stakeholders to reduce cyber vulnerabilities that could disrupt the nation’s ability to deliver power and energy,“ said White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt. “It extends the commitment of industry and government to work in partnership to develop, deploy, and maintain resilient energy delivery systems that sustain the essential energy services our national security, safety, and economy depend upon.“