Documents reveal DOE struggles in hacking whodunits
The Department of Energy, home to the nation's nuclear stockpile and national labs, is fighting a growing number of hackers and cyber scammers, according to documents obtained by E&E News.
Experts assess damage after first cyberattack on U.S. grid
The U.S. power sector marked a sober milestone last week as an anonymous Western utility became the first to report a malicious "cyber event" disrupting grid operations. As details of the attack emerge, experts are divided about the long-term threat to electricity networks.
Trump signs order aimed at boosting cyber readiness
President Trump signed an executive order aimed at filling the deficit of cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce, including specialists with knowledge of cyber-physical systems like power grids and gas pipelines.
Democrats press DHS official on cyber budget proposal
Department of Homeland Security officials, including recently ousted Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, often stress how cyberthreats facing U.S. critical infrastructure continue to grow.
'Denial of service' attack caused grid cyber disruption: DOE
Details are emerging about an unprecedented "cyber event" reported this week that disrupted Western grid networks. But officials are keeping quiet about which utility was hit, and why.