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Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Electric Grid

Senators Murkowski, Manchin, Risch, King and Rosen have introduced the Protecting Resources on the Electric Grid with Cybersecurity Technology (PROTECT) Act. The Act seeks to enhance electric grid security by incentivizing cybersecurity investment.

New Cyber Technology Provides Real-Time Defense

New technology developed to rapidly identify and defend against emerging cybersecurity threats is being demonstrated at a growing number of electric cooperatives nationwide. The technology is being developed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and its partners BlackByte Cyber Security LLC and Referentia Systems Inc. through a cooperative agreement with the U.S....

NRECA Receives DOE Funding to Strengthen Cybersecurity

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) will use $6 million in Department of Energy (DOE) funding to develop and deliver its cybersecurity tool, Essence, to cooperatives nationwide. Essence continually monitors for cyber threats and enables the utility industry to share characteristics of an incident to help detect large, coordinated cyberattacks.

NRECA Participates in Cybersecurity Briefing

Jeff Baumgartner, senior adviser at the Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), addressed a congressional staff briefing on Capitol Hill.  The briefing was organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the American Public Power Association and the Edison Electric Institute to kick off National Cyber...

Federal Risk Center Will Help Electric Cooperatives Coordinate Cybersecurity

A new National Risk Management Center under the Department of Homeland Security was launched at the National Cybersecurity Summit in New York City on July 31, 2018. Among other things, the center will provide federal insight on developing threats and share information in order to help utilities anticipate and deflect cyberattacks.