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DHS’ Krebs says federal partnerships are ‘strong’ on grid cybersecurity, have yet to face major incident

September 13, 2017 |
Joshua Higgins
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The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy are prepared to collaborate in the event of a cyber-physical attack on the electric grid, according to a top DHS official, even though the mechanisms in place have yet to be tested by a major cyber incident.

Christopher Krebs, the acting undersecretary for DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, said at the Billington CyberSecurity Summit today that the “basic structure” of a partnership with DOE exists to address grid cybersecurity...


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