Eight companies sign up to G7 energy cybersecurity pledge

By Maggie Miller | 06/20/2024 06:20 AM EDT

The principles — developed by DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response with input from the private sector — comprise 10 separate areas of best practices.

The White House announced the list of companies Tuesday that have signed on to the G7’s pledge to increase the cybersecurity of products made for energy facilities.

The companies include GE Vernova, Schneider Electric, Hitachi Energy, Honeywell, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Rockwell Automation and Siemens Energy — all promising to take steps to enhance protections for their products.

The pledge is part of an effort by the U.S. and its allies to respond to attacks on energy infrastructure in Ukraine by Russian hackers in recent years and to help shore up the security of energy companies globally as tensions with China and other nations ramp up.


A portion of the communique put out at the end of the G7 meeting in Italy last week included a pledge for the member states to increase the cybersecurity of the supply chain involved in manufacturing and maintaining energy sector equipment. The communique promised that the nations would “promptly” explore ways to encourage private sector companies within their borders involved in the energy sector to enhance the cybersecurity of products.