Every day brings new reports of cybersecurity attacks on computer networks. As part of a U.S. Department of Energy cooperative agreement, the American Public Power Association initiated a series of projects intended to enhance members’ efforts to mitigate against and prepare for cyberattacks. This report identifies the steps public power utilities and other stakeholders can take to communicate about cyber-related threats and consequences to non-expert audiences. The report intends to drive information sharing and awareness engagement among utilities’ operational staff, other employees, and organizational leadership; with industry organizations and peer utilities; and with federal, state, and local partners (including utilities’ governance).
This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number(s) DE-OE0000811.