US govt grants academics $12M to develop cyberattack defense tools

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will provide $12 million in funding to six university teams to develop defense and mitigation tools to protect US energy delivery systems from cyberattacks.

Cybersecurity tools developed as a result of the six university-led research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects will focus on detecting, blocking, and mitigating attempts to compromise critical controls within the US power grid.

The teams behind these RD&D projects funded by the US government will also work on innovative technology that will enable energy delivery systems to survive and recover quickly following cyberattacks.

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Source: Bleeping Computer