DOE Tags $8M For Energy Network Cybersecurity

Law360, New York (October 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has dedicated almost $8 million to developing and implementing cyber security systems aimed at protecting the country's electric grid and energy infrastructure — areas that have grown increasingly vulnerable to technological advancements.

The DOE said on Thursday that it has awarded $7.9 million to five projects designed to modernize the electric grid; integrate the control systems, which are made up of networks of interconnected electronic devices; and better shield the United States' power network from potential cyber attacks.

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