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BPC to Release Electric Grid Cybersecurity Recommendations
[February 08, 2014]

BPC to Release Electric Grid Cybersecurity Recommendations

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Bipartisan Policy Center issued the following news release: The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative ( will release its recommendations for how government and industry can protect the North American electric grid from cyber attacks at an event at BPC on Friday, February 28 at 9:00AM EST.

Report authors and initiative co-chairs General (Ret.) Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency; Curt Hebert, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and former executive vice president of Entergy Corporation; and Susan Tierney, former assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Energy, will unveil the recommendations and invite two distinguished panelists to discuss this critical national security issue.

Evidence collected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security suggests that cyber attacks on key energy infrastructure--and on the electricity system --are increasing, both in frequency and sophistication. Much has been done to improve cybersecurity within the power sector. But given the numerous federal and state government agencies responsible for grid cybersecurity, the vast number of participants in the power sector and the rapidly evolving nature of threats, managing cyber risks is a significant challenge.

The report will include policy recommendations, aimed at government agencies as well as private companies, for protecting the North American electric grid from cyber attacks. BPC's recommendations address strengthening existing protections for the distribution system as well as the bulk power system; enhancing coordination at all levels; and accelerating the development of robust protocols for response and recovery in the event of a successful attack.

Press interested in attending should RVSP here. Join the conversation on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #cybersecurity #BPCEnergy.

WHO: General (Ret.) Michael Hayden Principal, The Chertoff Group Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency & National Security Agency Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative Curt Hebert Partner, Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Former Executive Vice President, Entergy Corporation Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative Susan Tierney Managing Principal, Analysis Group Former Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Energy Former Massachusetts Public Utility Commissioner Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative Paul Stockton Managing Director, Sonecon, LLC Former Assistant Secretary of Defense of Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense Scott Aaronson Senior Director of National Security Policy, Edison Electric Institute WHAT: Cybersecurity and the North American Electric Grid: New Policy Approaches to Address an Evolving Threat ( WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2014 9:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center 1225 Eye Street NW Suite 1000, 10th floor Washington, DC 20005 TNS 24KuanRap-140208 30FurigayJof-4630859 30FurigayJof (c) 2014 Targeted News Service

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