Government meets with oil and gas council for cybersecurity initiative

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council to discuss a strategic approach to secure pipelines and other critical oil & gas infrastructure.

By Gregory Hale December 7, 2018

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“TSA is committed to the mission of securing the nation’s natural gas and oil pipelines, and values longstanding relationships with pipeline operators across this great nation,” Pekoske said. “This meeting and the ones to follow will build upon the expanded cyber security measures in the recently updated Pipeline Security Guidelines and our collaboration with the National Risk Management Center to minimize the consequences of an attack or disruption.”

“As the sector-specific agency for the energy sector, the U.S. Department of Energy is committed to working with our industry and interagency partners to enhance our nation’s energy security,” Evans said. “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.”

Gregory Hale is the editor and founder of Industrial Safety and Security Source (ISSSource.com), a news and information website covering safety and security issues in the manufacturing automation sector. This content originally appeared on ISSSource.com. ISSSource is a CFE Media content partner. Edited by Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.

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Gregory Hale
Author Bio: Gregory Hale is the editor and founder of Industrial Safety and Security Source (ISSSource.com), a news and information website covering safety and security issues in the manufacturing automation sector.