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April 15, 2014
Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research Call

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is seeking applications to conduct research, development and demonstrations leading to next generation tools and technologies that will become widely adopted to enhance and accelerate deployment of cybersecurity capabilities for the U.S energy infrastructure, including cyber secure integration of smart grid technologies.

September 19, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Investments of Over $30 Million to Better Protect the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack

Innovative Technologies to Help the Energy Sector Enhance Its Cybersecurity Posture

June 27, 2013
Energy Department Launches Public-Private Initiative to Help Oil and Natural Gas Industry Strengthen Its Cybersecurity Capabilities

New Tool Will Help Owners and Operators Assess Their Cybersecurity Needs and Assets

March 19, 2013
First-Ever Demonstration of Quantum Cryptography to Improve Security of the Electric Grid

A Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) team has successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography. The demonstration was conducted in the test bed that is part of the OE-funded Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

February 21, 2013
Energy Department Announces $20 Million for New Tools and Technology to Strengthen Energy Sector Cybersecurity Protections

Industry to Test Effectiveness of Developed Tools Under Cyber Threat Scenarios

February 11, 2013
DOE Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability issued a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Innovation for Increasing Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems, on February 8. The announcement is seeking applications to conduct research, development and demonstrations leading to next generation tools and technologies that will become widely adopted to enhance and accelerate deployment of cybersecurity capabilities for the U.S energy infrastructure, including cyber secure integration of smart grid technologies.

June 28, 2012
Energy Department Develops Tool with Industry to Help Utilities Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Capabilities

New Tool Available to Enable Electric Utilities to Better Assess their Cybersecurity Needs and Assets

June 14, 2012
NARUC Releases Cybersecurity Primer for Utility Regulators (June 2012)

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has released “Cybersecurity for State Regulators,” a primer that explains conceptual cybersecurity basics and points to additional resources that can help regulators develop internal cybersecurity expertise, ask questions of their utilities, engage in partnerships with the public and private sector to develop and implement cost-effective cybersecurity, and begin to explore the integrity of their internal cybersecurity practices.

May 31, 2012
DOE Releases Maturity Model to Better Protect the Nation’s Grid from Cybersecurity Threats

The Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model, which allows electric utilities and grid operators to assess their cybersecurity capabilities and prioritize their actions and investments to improve cybersecurity, combines elements from existing cybersecurity efforts into a common tool that can be used consistently across the industry. The Maturity Model was developed as part of a White House initiative led by the Department of Energy in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and involved close collaboration with industry, other Federal agencies, and other stakeholders.

May 23, 2012
DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline

DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), has released guidance to help utilities better understand their cybersecurity risks, assess severity, and allocate resources more efficiently to manage those risks. The Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) guideline, which provides a flexible approach to managing cybersecurity risks across all levels of the organization, was developed by a public-private sector team that was led by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and included representatives from across the industry.

March 1, 2012
New Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline Now Available for Public Comment (March 2012)

The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, has released the second draft of the Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for public comment.

January 5, 2012
Department of Energy Launches Initiative with Industry to Better Protect the Nation’s Electric Grid from Cyber Threats

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to enhance the security and reliability of the nation’s electrical grid, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced an initiative to further protect the electrical grid from cyber attacks.

September 15, 2011
Department of Energy Releases New Roadmap to Guide Public-Private Cybersecurity Initiatives

New Roadmap Outlines Strategy for Improving Energy Sector Cybersecurity; Latest Protective Measures Aim to Reduce Risk, Protect Consumers and Businesses

September 12, 2011
The Department of Energy Releases Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for Public Comment (September 2011)

The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, has released a draft of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline for public comment.

August 15, 2011
Energy-Sector Stakeholders Attend the Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Peer Review

The Department of Energy conducted a Peer Review of its Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research and Development Program on July 20-22, during which 28 R&D projects were presented for review by industry stakeholders. More than 65 energy sector stakeholders came to network, present, and learn about DOE projects, while more than 20 joined in by webinar.

February 1, 2011
The Department of Energy Launches Cybersecurity Initiative

The Department of Energy is launching an initiative to enhance cybersecurity on the electric grid. The initiative, led by the Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, will be an open collaboration with representatives from across the public and private sectors to develop a cybersecurity risk management process guideline for the electric sector.

September 2, 2010
NIST Finalizes Initial Set of Smart Grid Cyber Security Guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued today its first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, which includes high-level security requirements, a framework for assessing risks, an evaluation of privacy issues at personal residences, and additional information for businesses and organizations to use as they craft strategies to protect the modernizing power grid from attacks, malicious code, cascading errors, and other threats.

March 25, 2010
DOE and Industry Showcase New Control Systems Security Technologies at DistribuTECH

DistribuTECH Conference
Tuesday-Thursday, March 23-25, 2010
Tampa Convention Center
Booth #231
Tampa, FL

November 25, 2009
New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award

A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. The new TCIPG research program will develop and integrate information technologies with properties—such as real-time availability, integrity, authentication, and confidentiality—that are key to a modern, reliable, and efficient electric power grid.

May 29, 2009
Obama’s Call for Public-Private Cyber Security Collaboration Reflected in DOE’s Priorities

In releasing the results of his Administration’s 60-day cyber security review, President Barack Obama today emphasized that partnering with the private sector will be paramount for agencies working to secure the power grid and other critical infrastructures from cyber attack.

October 18, 2007
DOE to Provide Nearly $8 Million to Safeguard the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin M. Kolevar today announced five projects that have been selected for negotiation of awards of up to $7.9 million in DOE funding to develop and integrate technologically-advanced controls and cyber-security devices into our electric grid and energy infrastructure.