EnergyInnovates: Cybersecurity and the Energy Sector

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The intersection of cybersecurity and energy policy has never been more acute.  While the nightmare scenarios of lengthy regional blackouts have not yet hit our shores, a ransomware attack on significant pipeline infrastructure brought the nation’s dependence on privately-owned infrastructure to the forefront.  Private entities cannot be expected to mount impenetrable defenses against hostile nation-state actors and entities operating under their protection.  But enhanced government collaboration with the private sector can serve to mitigate the quantity and intensity of cyber-based intrusions impacting the components and industrial control systems essential to run our energy systems.  This virtual forum will focus on the threats, the lessons-learned, and the rapidly evolving landscape impacting the convergence of our energy industries’ informational and operational technologies.