Rick Perry: Energy Department Cyber Office Will Combat Russian Threats


In the face of Russian cyberattacks, Energy Secretary Rick Perry vowed Tuesday that his department’s new cyber office will be fully capable of dealing with those threats and stopping any potential assaults on the U.S. electric grid.

Speaking to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Mr. Perry said the new division — formally known as the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, or CESER — would cement the Energy Department’s role as the lead agency in responding to any attack on the power grid or other parts of the nation’s energy infrastructure.

The secretary first announced the new office in February, but he elaborated …

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