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3 Bills Focus on Enhancing Electrical Grid Cybersecurity

Healthcare Info Security

Scott Ferguson

Lawmakers in the Senate and House have introduced legislation designed to improve and enhance the nation's electrical grid and respond to concerns that the country's power system is prone to cyberthreats.

On Tuesday, Reps. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., introduced a pair of bills - the Cyber Sense Act and the Enhancing Grid Security Through Public-Private Partnerships Act. The bills would direct the U.S. Department of Energy to work with private electrical and power utilities to improve cybersecurity across the nation's grid.

Meanwhile, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, is leading a...

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