NIST Wants To Know How Utility Companies Can Deter Hackers

Nextgov: A new federal effort aims to help energy companies protect themselves from hackers trying to shut down the power grid.

It's not exactly a far-off threat. Last year, a Ukrainian utility company suspected cyber intruders caused a major power outage; the year before that, a U.S. cyber firm concluded a Russian hacking group called Sandworm was responsible for another blackout at another Ukrainian power company.

So what do energy companies need? The National Institute of Standards and Technology has one idea, but is open to other suggestions, at least until April 17.

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