Rockefeller Asks American Gas Association for Cybersecurity Standards

May 24, 2012

Pipeline SafetyWASHINGTON, D.C.— Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today sent a letter to the American Gas Association requesting information on cybersecurity standards that were developed in 2006 and designed to protect industrial control systems from cyber attacks.  A recent press report suggested that, although the standards were tested and supported by both government agencies and private organizations, the measures were not implemented because of the costs.

This letter is part of ongoing efforts by Senator Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to address our nation’s critical infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities. Since early 2009, Senator Rockefeller has been working on cybersecurity legislation that creates a partnership between the private sector and the federal government to protect our country from threats to critical infrastructure.