DOE Puts Up $20M For Promising Cybersecurity Tools

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 3:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday that it would award up to $20 million for the development of tools and technologies that would bolster cybersecurity of the nation's energy delivery control systems for electricity, oil and gas.

The announcement came just over a week after President Barack Obama signed a long-anticipated executive order that would push federal regulators to work with power grid operators, banks and other businesses that operate vital national infrastructure to develop voluntary standards to defend against cyberattacks.

The DOE said the...
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