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DOE Issues Supply Chain Cybersecurity Principles for Energy Supply Chains

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DOE Issues Supply Chain Cybersecurity Principles for Energy Supply Chains

The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory, has released new cybersecurity principles outlining best practices for managing cyber risks across the energy sector supply chain.

Designed for both manufacturers and end users, the framework aims to strengthen the security of critical technologies used in global electricity, oil and natural gas systems, the DOE said.

GE Vernova, Siemens, Hitachi Energy, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Honeywell are among the major industry players that have endorsed the initiative.

According to the DOE, the move comes amid heightened concerns regarding cyberthreats targeting the energy infrastructure, especially as global energy systems undergo significant transformations, including digitalization, integration of clean energy sources and implementation of new communication pathways.

Ann Neuberger, deputy national security adviser and a past Wash100 awardee, said the initiative highlights the Biden-Harris administration’s focus on the security of critical energy infrastructure from cyberattacks.

Meanwhile, David Turk, deputy secretary of energy, emphasized the importance of incorporating robust cybersecurity measures in the transition to clean energy and underscored collaboration with G7 allies to ensure the energy supply chain’s reliability and resilience against future threats.

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Category: Cybersecurity