Biden administration kicks off 100-day plan to secure the grid

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced it was kicking off a 100-day plan aimed at protecting the electric grid against cyberattacks.

National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said Tuesday that the effort will be led by the Department of Energy in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) and the electricity sector.

Horne noted in a statement that the plan was “a pilot of the Administration’s broader cybersecurity initiative planned for multiple critical infrastructure sectors.”

“The Biden Administration is taking steps to safeguard U.S.critical infrastructure from persistent and sophisticated cyber threats,” Horne said.

The rollout of the plan comes weeks after the administration took heat for not including cybersecurity initiatives to protect critical infrastructure in the president’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal.