Trump Cybersecurity Order Makes Electric Grid A Priority
William DeGrandis, Robert Silvers and Jenna McGrathJune 13, 2017, 12:18 PM EDT
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...