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Sen. Wyden calls for increased cyber audits, best practices adoption at hydroelectric dams

By Jacob Livesay / April 11, 2024

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must complete cybersecurity audits of hydroelectric dams and update sector-specific cybersecurity standards to protect them, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who chairs a subcommittee focused on the water sector.

“Dams that generate our hydropower are no exception to the serious threats that we are facing in cybersecurity,” Wyden said in opening remarks at a Wednesday hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources water and power subcommittee.

Wyden said, “Countries like China and...

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