Trump Cybersecurity Order Makes Electric Grid A Priority

Law360, New York (June 13, 2017, 12:18 PM EDT) -- On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order requiring a comprehensive review of the federal government’s cybersecurity risk management policies and procedures. The order also calls for a review of the adequacy of the federal cybersecurity support provided to operators of critical infrastructure, and an assessment of whether current education policies are sufficient to develop a robust cybersecurity workforce.

The order is notable for its emphasis on the electric power industry. While the order addresses generally the importance of cybersecurity across all critical infrastructure sectors, it specifically calls out the security of the electric grid as an early area...

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