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DOE, INL Release Cybersecurity Tool for Electric Grid

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Jeff Brody

The Department of Energy teamed up with researchers from the Idaho National Laboratory to create a cybersecurity technology to secure an electric power grid through the visualization of intelligence data. The Structured Threat Intelligence Graph is intended to allow utility operators and owners to share, build and edit cyberattack information, INL said Wednesday. 

“This software helps analysts process new threat information rapidly and makes it easier for them to find or create relationships between pieces of information,” said Jed Haile, cybersecurity researcher and tool developer at INL. 

The team has also collaborated with Southern California Edison to test the application on Southern California’s 50,000-square mile electricity grid. INL released the platform’s open-source code on GitHub to encourage other developers to update the technology and help secure U.S. critical infrastructure systems.