WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on President Trump's executive order on cybersecurity.
"EEI and its member companies appreciate President Trump making cybersecurity for critical infrastructure a top priority, and we look forward to working with the Administration to ensure that industry and government continue to work closely together to protect the energy grid. Improving grid security, reliability, and resilience is a top priority for EEI and its member companies. Our security strategies constantly evolve and are closely coordinated with the federal government through a partnership called the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC). From electric company CEOs to energy grid operators, we work closely to share threat information and partner with all levels of government to mitigate, and respond to, national-level incidents or threats to electric-sector critical infrastructure.
"EEI's member companies understand that reliable electricity and a secure energy grid are essential to the nation's economy and our way of life. By working together through the ESCC, industry and government greatly enhance our nation's ability to defend and protect against cyber and physical security threats. We value this partnership and appreciate President Trump's support for improving the security posture of the electric power industry and, by extension, the nation."
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 60 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
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