WASHINGTON DC – Last week, the Biden administration launched a 100-day plan to strengthen the cybersecurity of the nation’s power grid. The administration wants to increase the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems and secure the sector’s supply chain.
At the same time, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a request for information to enable the electricity sector and other bodies to provide input on future recommendations for supply chain security.
This follows a water supply hack in Oldsmar, Florida, that could have poisoned that city’s drinking water. Someone remotely accessed a computer for the city’s water treatment system. They then briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide, aka lye, by a factor of more than 100.