Energy Industry Cybersecurity Needs Congressional Punch

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 7:40 PM EST) -- With agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission already imposing cybersecurity rules more specific than the broad strokes outlined in the voluntary framework the Obama administration released Wednesday, experts say stronger protections for the energy sector will only come from Congress giving regulators additional authority to enforce cybersecurity mandates.

The final version of the framework, developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in collaboration with industry groups, outlines a set of cybersecurity standards and practices that are common across critical infrastructure sectors and provides...
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