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EEI Statement on Russian Sanctions and Energy Grid Security
WASHINGTON, DC (March 15, 2018) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Vice President of Security & Preparedness Scott Aaronson issued the following statement regarding Russian involvement in cyber activities, including those targeting energy and other critical infrastructure sectors.

“Last summer, federal government partners informed energy grid operators in North America of a threat targeting energy and critical manufacturing sectors and released potential indicators of compromise. While this incident did not have operational impacts, we have worked across the sector and with government partners to ensure the ongoing protection of the grid from this specific threat and from all cyber and physical security risks.

“Following the announcement of sanctions against Russian government cyber actors, the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) provided additional indicators 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.” 

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