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EEI Statement on Energy Grid Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 24, 2018) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Vice President of Security & Preparedness Scott Aaronson issued the following statement regarding cyber activities targeting energy and other critical infrastructure sectors.

“The electric power industry takes all vulnerabilities and threats to the energy grid very seriously. Energy grid operators work in close coordination with government security experts to share threat intelligence and to prepare and respond to incidents that could impact the nation’s critical infrastructure.

“Last July, the federal government informed our industry of a campaign targeting critical electric infrastructure, and, in March, the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) provided an update with potential indicators of compromise and other technical data to ensure electric companies in North America are prepared to protect and defend their networks. This information sharing is representative of the strong industry-government partnership, which exists through the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, and is vital to guarding the energy grid from all possible threats. 

“Today’s news is not new news, and there have been no operational impacts to the energy grid from these threats.” 

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