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Texas Aims to Protect Grid Against Cyber, Physical Attacks

June 03, 2019

Texas lawmakers passed two measures to strengthen the state’s defense against cyber and physical attacks on the grid. One establishes the Texas Electric Grid Security Council to coordinate the sharing and implementation of best practices within the industry. The other creates a framework for collaboration among regulators, utilities, and the reliability coordinator to secure critical grid infrastructure against cyber-attacks through a cyber-security monitor program.