US Department of Energy uses blockchain to protect against power plant cyberattacks

posted 5 months ago
The US Department of Energy is exploring blockchain technology as a line of defense against cyberattacks on power plants. An electric grid security project has been launched in partnership with decentralized cybersecurity startup Taekion, formerly Grid7.

After granting $1 million to Taekion last year, blockchain technology is now being explored to secure power plants, by keeping all sensor, actuator and device transactions on a distributed ledger. “Accurate information on the status of power plant operations is critical for electric grid security,” and went on to say, when the storage of key information is decentralized, “there is no single point of failure.”
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