- Creating a two-year pilot program within the National Laboratories that will partner with entities in the energy sector to identify security vulnerabilities as well as evaluate technology and standards to protect covered industrial control systems against those vulnerabilities.
- Establishing a working group to evaluate the technology and standards used in the program as well as develop a strategy to defend energy sector entities against security vulnerabilities.
- Submit reports that present the results of the program.
This bill takes vital steps to improve our defenses, so the energy grid that powers our lives is not open to devastating attacks launched from across the globe. It’s bipartisan, it’s commonsense, and it’s necessary – I’m glad that the Senate has advanced this important legislation.In the meantime, Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) and John Carter (R-Tex.) have introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act highlights how all energy entities, as well as all organizations with industrial control systems, should strengthen their defenses against digital threats. One way they can do this is by investing in a solution that helps them discover all assets connected to their network and monitor their network for potential problems. Learn how Tripwire can help.