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Boosted US energy security with $45m investment in cybersecurity defenses

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TLDR:

  • The US Department of Energy has announced $45m for 16 projects to protect the nation’s energy sector from cybersecurity threats.
  • The selected projects will help develop new cybersecurity tools and technologies to reduce risks to the US’s energy sector.

The US energy sector is being bolstered against cybersecurity threats with a $45m investment from the Department of Energy. The investment aims to protect the nation’s energy systems, including the power grid, electric utilities, pipelines, and renewable energy sources like wind and solar. This is in line with President Biden’s commitment to securing energy and national security in the country.

Cybersecurity threats can disrupt the reliable flow of energy to homes, businesses, and communities. The investment will address a wide range of current and emerging cybersecurity threats facing energy systems in the US. More investment into cybersecurity is vital to achieving clean energy and climate goals and ensuring a reliable energy supply for Americans.

The projects selected by the DOE will develop innovative solutions to address cybersecurity threats across the energy sector. These projects are located across six states and aim to support the advancement of a secure, resilient, and reliable energy system. They include initiatives to use AI and data processing, quantum communication, and AI techniques for vulnerability assessment in DER devices.

Before funding is issued, DOE and the applicants will undergo a negotiation process. DOE may cancel negotiations and rescind the selection for any reason during that period.

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