Energy Regulators Push Congress For Cybersecurity Reform

Law360, Washington (July 17, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT) -- State and federal energy regulators told members of a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday that short-sighted security standards, insufficient enforcement capabilities and shoddy information-sharing have hampered electrical grid cybersecurity efforts and are in need of reform.

Congress has set its sights on cybersecurity legislation this year, noting that computer networks controlling the electrical grid and other public infrastructure need to be protected from both physical and Web-based threats. While the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act in April, Senate bills have been delayed...
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