DOE unveils 'integrated strategy' to reduce utility cyberthreats

Utility Dive: By all accounts, the threats faced by the energy sector are growing increasingly sophisticated and targeted, and the federal government has begun to increase security efforts. While major attacks have so far been thwarted, officials say hackers are getting better, faster.

"We must recognize today’s realities: resources are limited, and cyber threats continue to outpace our best defenses," according to the DOE report. "The nation's energy infrastructure has become a major target of cyber attacks over the past decade, with more frequent and sophisticated attacks that are increasingly launched by nation-states and cyber criminals."

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