U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced a new initiative aimed at increasing the cyber security of the country's power grid.

"The Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity project, a federal program to find and contain gaps in the cyber security defenses protecting the nation's electric grid, will be headed by the Department of Energy (DOE), with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the private sector," writes SC Magazine's Stephen Lawton.

"Patrick Miller, president and CEO of the National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization, a nonprofit that supports organizations operating within the energy sector, said the DOE is the right choice to assess how the grid will behave, should there be an attack," Lawton writes.

Go to "Energy Department to analyze power grid cyber threats" to read the details.

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