Governance & Risk Management , Security Operations

How Cyber-Secure Is the Energy Infrastructure?

Sean Plankey of Department of Energy Addresses Myths, Realities
Sean Plankey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response in the Department of Energy

What is the state of cybersecurity in the energy sector, and what are some of the myths and realities about its top threats? Sean Plankey of the US Department of Energy addresses these questions.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Plankey also discusses:

  • The cyber state of the infrastructure today;
  • Key concerns and threats;
  • How private sector leaders can support the department's efforts.

Plankey is principal deputy assistant secretary at the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response in the Department of Energy. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, he served on the National Security Council as the director for Maritime and Pacific Cybersecurity Policy, where he designed national security policy to address threats from cyberspace. He has also served as the global cyber intelligence advisor for BP, and as the deputy CIO for U.S. Navy Intelligence.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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