US Energy Department creates cybersecurity council

The US Department of Energy is tackling cybersecurity for its various branches, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with a new cybersecurity council tasked with formulating best practices in the security arena.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who is three weeks into his tenure, told the House Energy and Commerce Committee that the council includes representation from the department’s electricity office, the intelligence division, the office of the CIO and the NNSA. By making the council comprehensive across department branches, he said he hopes to create a holistic view of the nation’s mission-critical electric grid, nuclear stockpiles and oil and gas facilities.

SOURCE: infosecurity-magazine.com