Statement on Cybersecurity Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The North American Electric Reliability Corporation welcomes the Administration’s Executive Order focused on improving the nation’s cybersecurity and protecting federal government networks. NERC, its Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and the electricity industry aggressively address security through mandatory cyber and physical standards and place a high priority on information sharing.


“We appreciate the increased focus on cybersecurity in the Executive Order, in particular the emphasis on improved information sharing,” said Manny Cancel, NERC senior vice president and chief executive officer of the E-ISAC. “The E-ISAC relies heavily on intelligence provided by government agencies, industry partners and the insight gained through voluntary information sharing from our asset owners and operators. Cooperation and collaboration are fundamental aspects of our ability to share timely and actionable information with members and partners required to mitigate their exposure to these threats.”


NERC and the E-ISAC look forward to working with our public-private partners, including the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, to address the marked increase in cyber and physical security threats. Together we share a commitment to reinforcing the reliability and security of the bulk power system by creating a strong, knowledge-based defense built on sharing and collaboration.


Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

Posted On: 05/13/2021