Electricity Sector's Efforts to Respond to Cybersecurity Threats, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 1, 2017   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the February 1, 2017 hearing on "Electricity Sector's Efforts to Respond to Cybersecurity Threats" held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton: "Today's hearing will examine what the electricity sector is currently doing to prepare for and respond to cybersecurity threats to the nation's electricity transmission systems. News reports bombard us almost daily about malware infections and portrayals of the harm from cyber-attacks. We've read alarming descriptions of what might happen if there is successful, widespread attack on the critical infrastructure of the electricity system-and the potential challenges to recovering from such an attack. It is unquestionable that ensuring the reliable supply of electricity is absolutely vital to our nation's security, economy, our health and welfare. [...] The panel this morning should help cover a range of topics-from security standards to information sharing and recovery planning. It should help us discuss the various levels of cyber and related physical risks to electricity infrastructure and how they are addressed. And it should help us understand where gaps may be going forward". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gerry W. Cauley, Scott I. Aaronson, Chris Beck, and Barbara Sugg.

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Serial Number 115-3; Serial No. 115-3
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