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Utilities need accelerated declassification to protect against cyber attacks: NERC CEO

July 16, 2019

While there has been no loss of load in North America that can be attributed to a cyberattack, the threat of an attack is at an all-time high, according to NERC.

To protect the country’s power grid from a coordinated attack by foreign adversaries, NERC works closely with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council to further public-private partnerships aimed at addressing potential grid vulnerabilities, Robb said in his written testimony before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on energy.

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