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Smart Grid Cyber Security Legislation Passes Senate Committee

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that gives the Secretary of Energy the power to issue orders regarding threats to the electric grid.

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WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that gives the Secretary of Energy the power to issue orders regarding threats to the electric grid.

With the expansion of the Smart Grid many stakeholders have become worried about potential cyber threats to the grid.

Previously the authority to deal with these cyber threats was to be given to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission but that bill did not pass the House. The Senate version will soon be discussed in the House.

By giving a single person the authority to act, the Senate committee feels that the response will be faster and more direct.

"Both the House and the Senate developed thoughtful, and needed, cyber bills which address many of the same issues," said Bill Wicker, spokesman for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) "We think that the Senate’s version is more likely to move more quickly on this side of the Capitol. And that is our main objective — to have Congress act quickly on this critically important issue."

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Commerce Department Commits to Funding Solutions to Technology Threats

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said more funding will go toward cybersecurity concerns.

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Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that gives the Secretary of Energy the power to issue orders regarding threats to the electric grid.

With the expansion of the Smart Grid many stakeholders have become worried about potential cyber threats to the grid.

Previously the authority to deal with these cyber threats was to be given to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission but that bill did not pass the House. The Senate version will soon be discussed in the House.

By giving a single person the authority to act, the Senate committee feels that the response will be faster and more direct.

"Both the House and the Senate developed thoughtful, and needed, cyber bills which address many of the same issues," said Bill Wicker, spokesman for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) "We think that the Senate’s version is more likely to move more quickly on this side of the Capitol. And that is our main objective — to have Congress act quickly on this critically important issue."

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Continued Funding From Congress Key For Government Cybersecurity, Expert Says

Efforts to shore up the security of government systems will require continued investment from Congress.

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Screenshot from the Cybersecurity Innovations Summit on Wednesday

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that gives the Secretary of Energy the power to issue orders regarding threats to the electric grid.

With the expansion of the Smart Grid many stakeholders have become worried about potential cyber threats to the grid.

Previously the authority to deal with these cyber threats was to be given to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission but that bill did not pass the House. The Senate version will soon be discussed in the House.

By giving a single person the authority to act, the Senate committee feels that the response will be faster and more direct.

"Both the House and the Senate developed thoughtful, and needed, cyber bills which address many of the same issues," said Bill Wicker, spokesman for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) "We think that the Senate’s version is more likely to move more quickly on this side of the Capitol. And that is our main objective — to have Congress act quickly on this critically important issue."

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Despite Increasing Risk, Companies Are Still Not Prioritizing Cybersecurity

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WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that gives the Secretary of Energy the power to issue orders regarding threats to the electric grid.

With the expansion of the Smart Grid many stakeholders have become worried about potential cyber threats to the grid.

Previously the authority to deal with these cyber threats was to be given to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission but that bill did not pass the House. The Senate version will soon be discussed in the House.

By giving a single person the authority to act, the Senate committee feels that the response will be faster and more direct.

"Both the House and the Senate developed thoughtful, and needed, cyber bills which address many of the same issues," said Bill Wicker, spokesman for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) "We think that the Senate’s version is more likely to move more quickly on this side of the Capitol. And that is our main objective — to have Congress act quickly on this critically important issue."

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