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Chertoff calls for more data, metrics, and thoroughness to secure operational technology

October 7, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff sees a “robust” regulatory system at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, while he is calling for electricity-sector operators to adhere to routine cybersecurity practices, like implementing software patches, and highlighting a need to generate the appropriate metrics -- and related data -- for evaluating risks to the industry.

“There is progress being made,” Chertoff said at an Atlantic Council event Friday on “the state of OT cybersecurity in the utilities industry,” shifting to a...


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