Bloomberg Law
May 14, 2018, 6:46 PM

Cybersecurity Office to Work With Energy Industry to Protect Grid

Rebecca Kern
Rebecca Kern

A cybersecurity office in the Energy Department that formally opened May 14 will work with the electric, oil and natural gas sectors to develop emergency response plans and prevent cyberattacks, the department official overseeing it said.

“The point is really to heighten the awareness of emerging threats, focusing on the energy security component,” Bruce Walker, the acting assistant secretary for the Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response Office, told Bloomberg Environment in an interview.

The office’s new website includes a report on the agency’s goals for cybersecurity over the next five years aiming to reduce ...