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Cybersecurity Issues for the Bulk Power System

Topics: Energy, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Theory, Policy and Practice,

This report begins by explaining the increasing vulnerability of America's electrical grid and examining what components of the grid present vulnerabilities. It then discusses the development of standards to protect the grid from cyberattacks and profiles several government and industry bodies' missions and priorities concerning cybersecurity and the grid. The report also highlights key electric grid concerns for Congress.

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