Cyber threats to the nation’s energy infrastructure are growing and evolving. Today, we connect cyber-physical systems that run the power grid, oil and natural gas pipelines, and other energy systems to business networks, billing systems, and monitoring systems. While this offers efficiencies in grid operations and real-time system awareness, it could make our energy infrastructure vulnerable to cyberattacks.   

Since 2013, the NCCoE has been providing guidance and example solutions to help utilities and operators of critical energy infrastructure protect the complex IT and operational technology (OT) systems that power our economy.  

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A Look Inside the NCCoE's Energy Lab

Step inside the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCoE’s) Energy Sector Cybersecurity Lab and learn what we’re working on to help protect the cyber-physical systems that run the power grid, oil and natural gas pipelines, and other energy systems.