A technician monitors electricity levels in front of a giant screen showing the electricity transmission grid in a control center in Berlin, Germany. The Biden administration launched what it called a "bold" 100-day sprint to improve the cybersecurity of electric utilities on Tuesday. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Biden administration launched what it called a "bold" 100-day sprint to improve the cybersecurity of electric utilities on Tuesday. The plan was not released in full to the public, or to many vendors who might be instrumental in actualizing key objectives.

A Department of Energy press release describes the plan in general terms. Broadly, it "[e]ncourages owners and operators [of industrial control systems] to implement measures or technology that enhance their detection, mitigation, and forensic capabilities" with a special emphasis on improving OT visibility. The plan also creates "concrete milestones" within the 100 day period to increase visibility and create real-time analysis.

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