Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative

Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative

The Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative, a joint effort of BPC’s Energy and Homeland Security Projects, will develop recommendations for how multiple government agencies and private companies can protect the North American electric grid from cyber attacks. The initiative will consider how to allocate responsibility for cyber attack prevention and response, facilitate the sharing of intelligence about cyber threats and vulnerabilities with electric power companies, and ensure appropriate privacy protections for customer data.

The three co-chairs of BPC’s Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative will release a white paper in early 2014 with recommendations for policy makers. In addition, BPC held a public workshop in August 2013 with the co-chairs, advisory group, and other relevant experts to explore the topics discussed above and to get further input and advice.

Events

Cybersecurity and the North American Electric Grid: New Policy Approaches to Address an Evolving Threat
February 28, 2014

Protecting the Electric Grid from Cyber Attacks: Where Do We Stand?
August 6, 2013

Report

Cybersecurity and the North American Electric Grid: New Policy Approaches to Address an Evolving Threat
February 28, 2014

Press Releases

Bipartisan Policy Center's Experts Publish Recommendations to Improve Preparedness for a Cyber Attack on the North American Electricity Grid
February 6, 2014

BPC to Release Electric Grid Cybersecurity Recommendations
February 6, 2014

Gen. Michael Hayden to Headline Event on Cybersecurity Governance Issues Related to the Electric Grid
July 17, 2013

New Collaboration at the Bipartisan Policy Center Confronts the Issues of Cybersecurity Governance and the Electric Power Sector
May 16, 2013