The electric sector is increasingly under attack from hackers, though so far the United States has avoided any related electric interruptions. But as the grid becomes increasingly decentralized, experts worry it is also more vulnerable.
How to secure the distributed grid is the focus of NIST's Industrial Internet of Things work. An Oct. 8 Federal Register notice invited organizations to "provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms."
NIST says the call to tech vendors is a first step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in "collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the energy sector program."
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