Saturday, November 6, 2021

CRS Reports - Evolving Electric Power Systems and Cybersecurity

This week the Congressional Research Service published “Evolving Electric Power Systems and Cybersecurity”. This report focuses on the current state of U.S. electric grid security, given recent cybersecurity events.

Topics covered in the report includes:

• Mandatory and Enforceable Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards,

• Electric Grid Threats and Vulnerabilities,

• Supply Chain Security and Risks,

• Changing Grid Technologies,

• Federal Actions and Programs to Assist Grid Security,

• Improving Cybersecurity of Distribution and Smaller Utilities,

• Additional Actions to Potentially Improve Grid Cybersecurity,

The report also briefly describes bills currently before Congress that address grid security issues.

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