G7 to Develop Cybersecurity Framework for Energy Sector

The G7 nations will develop a collective cybersecurity framework for operational technologies in energy systems, aimed at both manufacturers and operators.

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced the agreement at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Apuliu on June 18.

The framework aims to strengthen the cybersecurity of the global supply chain of key technologies used to manage and operate electricity, oil and natural gas systems across the world.

Sullivan commented: “Energy systems around the world face continuous cyber-attacks and are vulnerable to disruption. As new digital clean energy technologies are integrated, we must ensure they are cyber secure to prevent destruction or disruption in services.”

The G7 is an intergovernmental political and economic forum consisting of some of the world’s largest economies – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and US.

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Source: Infosecurity Magazine