Washington D.C. (July 23, 2021)—On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the security of the U.S. electric grid in light of the recent uptick in cyber incidents targeting government and critical infrastructure systems.
The U.S. electric grid is a priority target for state and non-state cyber adversaries, and a successful attack could have devastating consequences for U.S. national security and economic interests. Although President Biden has taken decisive action to strengthen our national cyber defenses and protect U.S. critical infrastructure—including the electric grid—there are still vulnerabilities that must be addressed.
The hearing will also consider whether additional regulations and policy initiatives are needed to mitigate growing cybersecurity threats to distribution systems, utility vendors, and global supply chains that support the U.S. electric grid.
Subcommittee on National Security Hearing entitled “Defending the U.S. Electric Grid Against Cyber Threats.”
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Puesh M. Kumar
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Joseph H. McClelland
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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