EnergyCentral podcast on what does Executive Order 13920 mean to installed equipment

Aug. 25, 2020
In recent months, the federal government and the utility sector have come to a reckoning about the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. grid, leading to Presidential Executive Order (EO) 13920. The EO was issued to prevent foreign adversaries from installing foreign-made equipment with potential hardware backdoors in the grid. While this move and other security measures about what to do with new equipment have been getting plenty of attention from energy professionals, there is another important question: what about the equipment that’s already been installed in the grid? These issues also apply to industries beyond the electric industry using foreign-made equipment with similar backdoors. Consequently, I did a podcast for EnergyCentral on this subject.

In recent months, the federal government and the utility sector have come to a reckoning about the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. grid, leading to Presidential Executive Order (EO) 13920. The EO was issued to prevent foreign adversaries from installing foreign-made equipment with potential hardware backdoors in the grid. While this move and other security measures about what to do with new equipment have been getting plenty of attention from energy professionals, there is another important question: what about the equipment that’s already been installed in the grid? These issues also apply to industries beyond the electric industry using foreign-made equipment with similar backdoors. Consequently, I did a podcast for EnergyCentral on this subject at https://energycentral.com/c/iu/energy-central-power-perspectives%E2%84%A2-podcast-episode-19-%E2%80%98-us-doing-enough-secure

Joe Weiss

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