“Colonial Pipeline Hack Highlights Growing Energy Security Risks” Report by Lucian Pugliaresi and Max Pyziur

Colonial Pipeline Hack Highlights Growing Energy Security Risks:

Infrastructure Cyberattacks are a Threat to National Security

The recent hack of the Colonial Pipeline computer systems, which disrupted gasoline supplies to the Northeast has raised a new set of energy security concerns. Although the attack was presumably not the actions of a state entity, it is hard not to view it as an act of terrorism given its potential for widespread disruption. This is not a new threat. In the late 1990s, President Clinton issued Presidential Directive 63 which recognized that growing threats to critical infrastructure had become “increasingly automated and interlinked.” The Directive mandated that within five years (by 2003) critical U.S. infrastructure would be hardened to cyberattacks. Despite the Directive, measures to protect infrastructure from growing cyberattacks have not kept up.

This report was published on RealClear Energy, but the full PDF version of the report can be found here.

EPRINC’s Emily Medina Interviewed on Mexican National TV for El Financiero Bloomberg

EPRINC Fellow Emily Medina was interviewed on April 30, 2020 by El Financiero Bloomberg, which aired on national television in Mexico. She discussed the financial situation of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), and pointed out that “it is time for the Government to plan a strategy that adapts to the current environment.” A link to the El Financiero Twitter account which has a clip of that interview is here, please note that the interview is in Spanish. Emily has written up an English summary of the interview, which can be found here.

Emily Medina Publishes Op-Ed on PEMEX in El Financiero

EPRINC Fellow Emily Medina published an op-ed in El Financiero on December 13th, 2019, and translated the piece to English for EPRINC. The op-ed, entitled “Should PEMEX Assume All the Risk?” can be found here, and the original Spanish-language version can be found on the El Financiero website here.

EPRINC Featured in SIGMA Magazine

EPRINC’s “Running on Fumes” paper, written by Lucian Pugliaresi, Larry Goldstein, and Will Pack, was recently published in SIGMA Magazine’s 2018 Independent Gasoline Marketing Issue. A link to the PDF of that paper in the magazine can be found here.

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