Speaker Series

Cybersecurity for the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry: A Cybersecurity Framework Profile

Background: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled down to liquid form for ease and safety of non-pressurized storage or transport. LNG takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in the gaseous state at standard conditions for temperature and pressure. In its compacted LNG form, it can be shipped in specialized LNG vessels to terminals around the world in places that are not supported by natural gas pipelines.

The NCCoE in collaboration with the Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, in addition to working with LNG security experts, has developed an LNG Cybersecurity Framework Profile that explores the industry’s unique alignment of its organizational requirements and objectives, risk appetite, and resources against the desired outcomes of the Framework Core.

The Project: The Liquefied Natural Gas Cybersecurity Framework Profile, created in collaboration with industry, for industry, provides a voluntary, risk-based approach for managing cybersecurity activities and reducing cyber risk to all components of the LNG supply chain including: liquefaction facilities, LNG vessels and the Marine Transportation System in which they operate, LNG port facilities, and LNG business functions and customer delivery.

The LNG Cybersecurity Framework Profile identifies and prioritizes opportunities for improving the cybersecurity posture of the LNG supply chain. The LNG Cybersecurity Framework Profile is designed to supplement, not replace, current cybersecurity standards, regulations, and industry guidelines that are already being used by the LNG industry.

During this webinar, attendees will:

  • meet the NCCoE LNG Cybersecurity Profile project team
  • learn about the project’s goals and current status
  • receive an overview of the current draft guidance on managing cybersecurity risks in the LNG supply chain
  • learn how to get involved during the publication's open comment period
  • engage in a question-and-answer period with the project team

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time: 3:00-3:45 PM (EDT)


  • Bill Newhouse, Cybersecurity Engineer, NIST, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
  • Michael Thompson, Principal, Cyber Policy, Strategy and Privacy, MITRE, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

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