Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at testimony delivered by governmental/industry leaders to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee chaired by Senator Murkowski on February 14. The hearing addressed the actions that agency heads, regulators, and key suppliers are taking to eliminate cyber threats facing the electric and natural gas infrastructures – particularly those posed by hostile states that have the ability to disrupt electrical networks and natural gas pipelines.

The threat of a major cyber-attack that debilitates the North American energy infrastructure still weighs heavily on the U.S. Senate. For now, they are mostly satisfied that progress is being made on improving resilience, and no new legislation is required.