DOE offers supply chain cybersecurity guidance for energy, oil, gas industries


The U.S. Department of Energy released supply chain cybersecurity principles meant to help strengthen key technologies used to manage and operate electricity, oil, and natural gas systems.

The principles, released June 18, “establish best practices for cybersecurity throughout the supply chain that supports energy infrastructure” throughout the world, according to a DOE press release. The principles are meant to be applied by manufacturers and end users, the DOE said.

“Energy systems around the world face continuous cyberattacks and are vulnerable to disruption. As new digital clean energy technologies are integrated, we must ensure they are cyber secure to prevent destruction or disruption in services,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in an accompanying statement. The principles build on the Biden administration’s National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan, which encouraged big businesses to help protect the nation from cyberattacks.

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