September 17, 2021
Congressional Research Service offers primer for lawmakers considering action on pipeline cybersecurity
The Congressional Research Service has prepared an overview of issues around pipeline cybersecurity as lawmakers consider potentially competing legislation to shore up the industry, addressing questions of agency jurisdiction, information sharing needs and the adequacy of voluntary cyber standards.
“The vast U.S. network of natural gas, crude oil, and refined product pipelines is integral to U.S. energy supply and also has vital links to other critical infrastructure such as power plants and airports. This network is vulnerable to cyberattacks,” according...