Monday, August 29, 2022

Short Takes – 8-29-22

Department of Transportation declares regional emergency following BP refinery fire in Indiana. Article on describes FMCSA limited suspension of driver rest requirements after BP refinery shutdown. Pull quote: “Reuters reported on Wednesday that BP shut down some of its units at its Whiting, Ind., refinery due to an electrical fire. The fire was extinguished, and the company said it was deciding when the affected units would restart.”

How Energy's Cyber-Informed Engineering Strategy Fits into a Pending National Plan. article – Slightly misleading title – Actual article focus is on cybersecurity job training – Pull quote: “The strategy DOE is working on starts with education and workforce training initiatives which fit neatly into the Office of the National Cyber Director’s prioritization of workforce development. Corell pointed to the inclusion of the secretary of labor along with other senior cabinet officials at a recent White House summit on the issue.”

Energy Department Releases Strategy to Build Cyber-Resilient Energy Systems. article. Provides link to DOE report on Cyber Informed Engineering (CIE) Strategy – Article pull quote: “The strategy is broken up into five pillars: awareness, education, development, current infrastructure and future infrastructure. It supports five priority areas outlined by the DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, which include strengthening the visibility of cyber threats in energy systems and addressing supply chain risks.”

A Much-Hyped Effort to Help DHS Land Cyber Talent is Slow to Make Hires. article. Almost a year into DHS Cybersecurity Talent Management System and the hiring results are less than dramatic. Pull quote: “However, it appears from this data that DHS is unlikely to hit the goal of making offers to 150 candidates by the end of the fiscal year.”

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