DOE targets growing cyber threats to more efficient manufacturing

Utility Dive: There is room for improvement in the manufacturing sector, but DOE officials warn those advances come with vulnerabilities. New sensors and control technologies "present cyber vulnerabilities that must be addressed," DOE said.

The department's announcement "highlights the increasing importance cybersecurity plays in energy efficient manufacturing," Under Secretary for Energy Mark Menezes said in a statement. As the department tasked with overseeing security in the energy sector, it is "our job to make sure energy technologies across the board are best prepared against cyber threats," he added.

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