New York Adopts Law Protecting Power Grid from Cyber Attacks

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to create cybersecurity protections for the state’s energy grid.

The legislation (designated A.3904B/S.5579A) will require utilities to prepare for cyberattacks in their annual emergency response plans, just as they would for storm or other hazards. The new protections also give the Public Service Commission enhanced auditing powers to ensure that critical infrastructure and customer data is secured.

The governor’s office said this action is taken during a global surge in cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and will ensure that New York’s power grid remains reliable and secure.

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Source: T&D World