Defending the U.S. Electric Grid Against Cyber Threats
Washington D.C. (July 23, 2021)—On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the security of the U.S. electric grid in light of the recent uptick in cyber incidents targeting government and critical infrastructure systems.
The U.S. electric grid is a priority target for state and non-state cyber adversaries, and a successful attack could have devastating consequences for U.S. national security and economic interests. Although President Biden has taken decisive action to strengthen our national cyber defenses and protect U.S. critical infrastructure—including the electric grid—there are still vulnerabilities that must be addressed.
The hearing will also consider whether additional regulations and policy initiatives are needed to mitigate growing cybersecurity threats to distribution systems, utility vendors, and global supply chains that support the U.S. electric grid.
Mr. Eric Goldstein
Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, on behalf of Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Puesh M. Kumar
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, on behalf of Department of Energy
Mr. Joseph H. McClelland
Director, Office of Energy Infrastructure Security, on behalf of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission