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Cybersecurity during Contingency Operations


a.      Cybersecurity during Contingency Operations

This subtopic area is for the development of tools and technologies that ensure secure access to energy delivery systems OT during contingency operations.  Maintaining control and system/network visibility is paramount during restoration efforts, particularly those involving “black start” techniques and compressor operations in natural gas transmission and distribution. This capability must be timely and secure to prevent any interruption in operations where possible, and to facilitate restoration in the event of outage. This tool must also not hinder the work that must be done to transition from contingency to normal operations of the energy delivery system and should be flexible and quickly deployable.  To the extent possible its communications footprint should be light enough to function in situations where normal utility communications paths are disrupted.


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