Ex-NSA Cyber Expert: Let Industry Lead on Grid Defense March 4, 2018By Rich Heidorn Jr.The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on cybersecurity, with one witness advising a pause in CIP standards. Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:DOE Issues Recommendations on Cyberattack ProtectionsThe second Quadrennial Energy Review from the Department of Energy turned its attention to cybersecurity risks facing the nation’s electric grid.Cyber Asset DefinitionsCyber assets are programmable electronic devices and communication networks including hardware, software and data.NERC Conducts 2nd Grid Security DrillMore than 1,800 people from 200 industry and government organizations, including about two dozen PJM staffers, took part in the North American Electric Reliability Corp.’s two-day cyber and physical security drill Nov. 13-14.