Policy Insights: S.174 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Securing Energy Infrastructure Act

Text – S.174 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Securing Energy Infrastructure Act

Text – S.174 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Securing Energy Infrastructure Act

Policy Insight:

Rosa Smothers, Senior Vice President of Cyber Operations, KnowBe4:

“The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act is the first in a series of important steps in identifying and securing vulnerabilities, and determining which technologies are best utilized to defend our infrastructure against adversaries. We know Russia, Iran and China have the capability and willingness to breach SCADA and ICS; Iranian hackers known as APT 33 are known to have used ‘wiper’ malware against Saudi oil resources and last year DHS and the FBI issued a warning regarding the Russian government’s actions targeting our critical infrastructure. It’s vitally important that we better enable industry to harden infrastructure and promote security solutions including air gaping, deploying endpoint protections and training employees to spot and report potential insider threats.”