Max Everett, chief information officer at the Energy Department, has said DOE leverage the work of its research laboratories to find potential cybersecurity platforms designed to protect energy infrastructure from cyber attacks, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
DOE “has a unique set of capabilities within the government because of the labs, but also because of the general mission” of the agency, Everett said.
âBecause weâve got so many different internal partners who have capability, like the labs and other groups, weâre getting more collaborative in the environment.”
Jennifer Silk, senior adviser for cybersecurity at DOE, cited some of the national labâs research projects.
These include an intrusion detection platform â BRO â developed by Berkeley National Lab; Sandia National Labâs Artificial Diversity and Defense Security project that works to field target defense to energy infrastructure; and Savannah River National Labâs satellite-based cyber tool that works to restrict access through validation of a userâs geographical location.