On Wednesday, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy (DoE) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council and announced a collaborative initiative to improve pipeline cybersecurity. The Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative will “leverage the unique expertise of DoE, DHS, TSA, and other Federal agencies to support the efforts of the Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council to address the threats to our nation’s pipelines,” said Karen Evans, assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security, and emergency response at DoE. Christopher Krebs, under secretary for DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, praised the National Risk Management Center for its role in facilitating the collaboration as well.

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