Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

Cybersecurity threats have increased in the last few years and the electric sector has become a prime target for those attacks. A successful cyberattack on the electric system could lead to widespread power outages and have serious secondary effects: disrupting fuel supplies, damaging specialized equipment and jeopardizing public health and welfare. This white paper outlines seven actions governors can take in order to protect electricity infrastructure and personally identifiable information from cyberattacks. The paper also details roles and responsibilities for key state, industry and federal entities and catalogues important resources.

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