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Max Everett: DOE Eyes Cyber Defense Platforms for Energy Infrastructure Via National Labs

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.

“Because we’ve got so many different internal partners who have capability, like the labs and other groups, we’re getting more collaborative in the environment.”

Jennifer Silk, senior adviser for cybersecurity at DOE, cited some of the national lab’s research projects.

These include an intrusion detection platform – BRO – developed by Berkeley National Lab; Sandia National Lab’s Artificial Diversity and Defense Security project that works to field target defense to energy infrastructure; and Savannah River National Lab’s satellite-based cyber tool that works to restrict access through validation of a user’s geographical location.

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