LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today applauded the passage of their Securing Energy Infrastructure Act by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR). The bipartisan legislation, which aims to develop solutions to defend the U.S. energy grid using a “retro” approach that could safeguard against cyber-attacks, was advanced by a voice vote.
“In recent years, we’ve withstood cyber-attacks against our government agencies and businesses, but the threat of bigger and more harmful attacks from sophisticated cyber adversaries continues to grow by the day,” said Senator King. “Despite continuing to receive warnings that grow more and more serious, so much of our vital national infrastructure remains vulnerable to devastating incursions. We cannot wait for a cyber disaster to strike before we address these weaknesses – now is the moment that we must act to shield our energy grid from a catastrophic attack.”
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